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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. 1) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers placed RHP Colby Lewis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right lat muscle.
A.J. Griffin (shoulder) was activated in the corresponding roster move. Lewis is expected to miss about two months after his MRI revealed a Grade 2 lat strain. He was off to a good start before the injury with a 6-1 record through 15 starts. Lewis isn't worth stashing in mixed leagues. Jun 25 - 6:50 PM

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Colby Lewis will miss at least two months with a strained right lat muscle.

After Lewis was pulled from Tuesday's start due to what was thought to be a right triceps cramp, he underwent an MRI which revealed the a Grade 2 strain to his right lat. Lewis will be shut down for the next four weeks, at which point he will undergo another MRI. If that checks out clean, he will then be able to begin a throwing program. The Rangers have not announced who will replace him in the rotation.
Jun 22 - 8:09 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said that Colby Lewis (triceps) is doubtful for his next start.

Lewis was forced out of action on Tuesday due to cramping in his right triceps. He underwent an MRI on Wednesday, which should shed light on the extent of the injury. If this was truly just cramping, it wouldn't be a long-term issue. That the Rangers feel uncomfortable enough with Lewis' health that they sent him in for the MRI should give pause for concern.
Jun 22 - 6:45 PM

Colby Lewis left his start Tuesday night against the Reds with cramping in his right triceps.

Lewis allowed six earned runs in five innings before getting lifted. It was a much different performance than his near-no-hitter last Thursday versus the A's. The right-hander will be reevaluated Wednesday.
Jun 21 - 9:42 PM

Colby Lewis took a no-hitter into the ninth inning Thursday in a complete game win over the Athletics.

Oakland right fielder Max Muncy ended the no-hit bid with a leadoff double in the ninth inning. The ball was in Nomar Mazara's glove but he couldn't hold on. Coco Crisp doubled two batters later to drive in Oakland's first and only run of the afternoon. Lewis relied heavily on contact throughout the game, fanning just four batters while inducing nine groundouts and 14 flyouts. The right-hander has had a resurgent season, going undefeated in his 14 starts with a masterful 2.81 ERA. He'll look to build on Thursday's success in his next outing Tuesday against Cincinnati.
Jun 16 - 8:12 PM

Colby Lewis pitched a great game but had to settle for a no-decision in a 2-1 Rangers victory against the Mariners on Saturday, allowing only one run on three hits across eight innings while striking out three and walking none.

Lewis lowered his ERA to an even 3.00 on the season. It was his longest start of the year, and the third time he has held opponents scoreless. He doesn't strike out many batters and is homer-prone, but he gets plenty of run support and pitches lots of innings, two factors which historically have combined to help him win more games than his talent would indicate. He won 17 games last year despite a 4.66 ERA and in 2014 he won 10 games despite a 5.18 ERA.
Jun 12 - 2:19 AM

Colby Lewis was charged with four runs -- three earned -- over six innings and took a no-decision in Monday's 6-5 victory over the Astros.

Lewis was spotted an early 3-0 lead but coughed it up when he served up a three-run shot to Jose Altuve in the third inning. He had to pitch in and out of trouble a couple more times but did well enough to hang on until the Rangers' offense finally won it in the ninth. It hasn't always been pretty, but Lewis has been a quality start machine this season. He'll face the Mariners this weekend.
Jun 7 - 12:24 AM

Colby Lewis held the Indians off the scoreboard for six innings in Tuesday's 7-3 win.

Lewis gave up only two hits on the night, and they were both singles. He walked two and struck out two. The veteran right-hander has been far from dominant this season, striking out only 47 over 70 innings. However, he boasts a 3.09 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and a 5-0 record going into June. Lewis will try to keep it going next week against the Astros and Mariners.
May 31 - 9:47 PM

Colby Lewis earned the win despite pitching terribly in Wednesday's game against the Angels, allowing six runs on eight hits over five-plus innings.

Lewis might have improved to 4-0, but it wasn't pretty. He struck out one and walked one on the afternoon, with the Angels striking for a run in the first, three in the second and solitary runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Despite these scuffles, the veteran right-hander still holds a respectable 3.38 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 45/13 K/BB ratio across 64 innings. He will play host to the Astros in his next scheduled start.
May 25 - 6:04 PM

Colby Lewis spun seven scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory over the Astros on Friday.

Lewis scattered four hits (all of them singles) and didn’t walk a batter while striking out six. He actually took a comebacker off the back of his head in the seventh inning, but he felt well enough to stay in. The veteran right-hander has now gone seven innings in five straight starts and owns a 2.75 ERA and 44/12 K/BB ratio in 59 innings overall. He has allowed more than three earned runs in just one of his nine starts. Lewis has been a bit fortunate with his BABIP and strand rate and still has issues with the home run ball, so we’re expecting the ERA to rise as the season moves along.
May 20 - 11:26 PM

Colby Lewis turned in a nice start in earning a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday, allowing two runs on four hits over seven innings.

Lewis was gifted a 4-0 lead after two innings. He can send the fruit basket to Bobby Wilson, who hit a grand slam to account for all four of those runs. Lewis would allow a third-inning solo homer to Ryan Goins and a fifth-inning Ezequiel Carrera RBI single to account for the damage on his line. The win, however, was not to be, as the Blue Jays roared back to tie the game with three runs in the ninth. For the season, the 36-year-old right-hander holds a 3.12 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 38/12 K/BB ratio over 52 innings. He will take to the dusty Texas trail to face the Astros next time he toes the rubber.
May 14 - 11:15 PM

Colby Lewis held the White Sox to two runs over seven frames but took a no-decision Monday.

Lewis gave up a home run to Todd Frazier, but it was a solo shot and one of only five hits he allowed on the night. He also walked just one and struck out five. Lewis has given the Rangers a quality start in six of seven tries this season and sports a solid 3.20 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. He'll try to keep it going in a tough matchup this weekend versus the Blue Jays.
May 10 - 12:28 AM

Colby Lewis limited the powerful Blue Jays to just three runs in seven innings, but didn't factor into the decision on Wednesday.

No one expected Lewis to escape Wednesday's contest without giving up a home run, which he did in the sixth inning, a two-run shot to Edwin Encarnacion. But the right-hander threw strikes and exploited the Jays' swing-and-miss tendencies to fan seven batters in his seven innings. He now has a 3.32 ERA in 38 innings and will get the White Sox at home next Monday.
May 4 - 9:59 PM

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

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

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