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Colby Lewis | Starting Pitcher | #48

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Bakersfield (CA) JC
Drafted: 1999 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Colby Lewis tossed seven innings and allowed two runs as part of a 4-2 win over the Angels on Friday.
Some uncharacteristic success against the Angels. Lewis didn’t strike out anyone, but he didn’t walk anyone either while working around nine hits. The veteran right-hander has gone at least six innings in all five of his starts this season and owns a fine 3.19 ERA, but he has allowed seven home runs in just 31 innings. It’s worth keeping in mind with a tough assignment against the Blue Jays next week in Toronto. Apr 29 - 11:41 PM

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Colby Lewis kept the White Sox to one run over six innings in a no-decision Saturday.

Lewis gave up six hits and walked four, but he managed to avoid danger save for a Melky Cabrera home run in the second inning. He left with the lead and in line for his second win, but his bullpen couldn't bring it home. It hasn't been terribly flashy but Lewis has been largely effective in four starts, owning a 3.38 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. Lewis will next take on the Angels on Friday.
Apr 23 - 7:37 PM

Colby Lewis served up three homers and four runs against the Orioles on Saturday night, ultimately earning a no-decision in six innings of work.

A soft-tossing, fly-ball pitcher, Lewis will always have nights like this. He owns a 1.30 HR/9 over 178 career starts. The right-hander was able to mix and match speeds to whiff seven batters, but the three homers forced him to leave the game with the Rangers losing. He has a 4.00 ERA and a 5.88 FIP on the year.
Apr 16 - 11:23 PM

Colby Lewis limited the Mariners to one run over six innings to win Monday.

Lewis won 17 games with a 4.66 ERA last year, and he is getting ample run support again early on. Unfortunately, the Rangers bullpen blew the 5-3 lead he left with last week against the Mariners. It was able to hold on to tonight's three-run margin, and the game ended with Texas on top 7-3.
Apr 12 - 1:26 AM

Colby Lewis was charged with three runs on six hits in six-plus innings Wednesday against the Mariners.

Lewis finished with four strikeouts and three walks. Robinson Cano took him deep in the first and Leonys Martin followed suit with a solo blast of his own in the second inning. Aside from that, Lewis was pretty much on his game, allowing just three hits over his next four frames. Lewis led the Rangers with 17 wins last year but it came with a 4.66 ERA and a 6.24 K/9. He’ll take the mound again Monday versus the same Seattle team he just faced.
Apr 6 - 5:09 PM

Colby Lewis was hit hard by the Indians in his final Cactus League outing on Friday, giving up two runs on three hits in his 3 1/3 innings of work.

The veteran right-hander also issued three walks while striking out just one. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Yan Gomes and Juan Uribe depositing solo home runs over the wall. He finishes up the spring with an unsightly 7.78 ERA and can safely be ignored in all fantasy drafts.
Apr 2 - 12:51 AM

Colby Lewis gave up four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings but the Rangers beat the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Get used to that kind of result. Lewis posted an ugly 4.66 ERA across 204 2/3 innings last season for Texas and he holds an 8.27 ERA through 16 1/3 innings this spring. He can be ignored in standard fantasy drafts.
Mar 27 - 6:45 PM

Colby Lewis was shelled for nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday as the Rangers fell to the Padres.

Not the kind of showing you want this late in the spring. Lewis gave up 11 hits, including home runs to Derek Norris and Jabari Blash. The veteran right-hander now has a 10.24 ERA in 9 2/3 innings (three appearances) this spring after posting a 4.66 ERA across 204 2/3 innings in 2015.
Mar 22 - 8:05 PM

Colby Lewis allowed a pair of runs over three innings in Monday's win over the Giants.

Lewis permitted five hits -- including a home run -- but the good news is he struck out a couple batters and didn't walk anyone. The veteran right-hander had surgery on his left knee last October and didn't start throwing off a mound until a few weeks ago, but he's already made a couple Cactus League starts.
Mar 7 - 7:26 PM

Colby Lewis tossed two scoreless innings Wednesday in his Cactus League debut against the Royals.

Lewis gave up a hit and two walks but posted a pair of zeroes on the scoreboard at Surprise Stadium. The veteran right-hander signed a one-year, $6 million contract with Texas in January and will likely open the 2016 season as the club's third or fourth starter. Lewis had a rough 4.66 ERA in 204 2/3 innings last year.
Mar 2 - 6:00 PM

Colby Lewis will throw off a mound Friday for the first time since surgery last October to repair the meniscus in his left knee.

The veteran right-hander lost 25 pounds over the winter in an effort to reduce stress on the knee. Lewis is a tad behind the other Rangers pitchers in camp, but he'll be fine once Opening Day rolls around. He posted a 4.66 ERA over 204 2/3 innings last season.
Feb 19 - 10:58 AM

Colby Lewis (knee) is having no issues throwing and could start throwing off a mound within a week.

Lewis is returning from October knee surgery, but it doesn't seem to be a huge concern as camp prepares to open. The 36-year-old lost 25 pounds over the offseason just by cycling, so on the contrary, he should be in BSOML territory entering spring. Lewis posted a 4.66 ERA over 204 2/3 innings last season and re-signed with the Rangers on a one-year deal in January.
Feb 18 - 6:49 PM

Colby Lewis said he's lost 25 pounds this offseason by cycling.

Lewis didn't drop the "best shape of my life" line during an appearance Thursday, but it's implied. The right-hander checked in at 245 pounds at last check, so 25 pounds isn't negligible. The Rangers hope it'll be a good thing after they inked him to a one-year, $6 million contract on Monday.
Jan 21 - 7:42 PM

Rangers signed RHP Colby Lewis to a one-year, $6 million contract.

The deal was agreed upon way back in mid-December and is just now being made official, but the delay was expected. Texas is very familiar with the veteran right-hander's medicals and decided to wait until after the holidays to run him through his official pre-signing physical. Lewis, 36, had a 4.66 ERA and 142/42 K/BB ratio in 204 2/3 innings last season for the Rangers. He underwent knee surgery in October but should be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training.
Jan 18 - 1:07 PM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers have reached an agreement with Colby Lewis on a one-year, $6 million contract.

Wilson says the deal might not become official until early next month, as Lewis probably won't take a physical until after the holidays. Lewis had knee surgery in October, so it might not be a slam dunk that he'll pass the physical. The veteran right-hander posted a 4.66 ERA and 142/42 K/BB ratio over 204 2/3 innings this past season.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 11:39:00 AM

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