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Colby Lewis | Starting Pitcher | #48

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Bakersfield (CA) JC
Drafted: 1999 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / TEX
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers have had no movement in talks with free agent right-hander Colby Lewis.

Wilson reported last week that Lewis has drawn interest from six other teams, so he is apparently weighing his options. The veteran right-hander had a 4.66 ERA and 142/42 K/BB ratio over 204 2/3 innings this past season.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 03:10:00 PM

According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers and six other teams have expressed "some level of interest" in free agent Colby Lewis.

Lewis met with the Rangers on Sunday night to discuss his expectations for a new contract. The veteran right-hander went 17-9 with a 4.66 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 142/42 K/BB ratio in 204 2/3 innings this past season for Texas. He'll turn 37 years old next August.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 03:19:00 PM

Colby Lewis (knee) said he will be 100 percent for spring training.

Lewis got the thumbs up on his surgically repaired left knee from Dr. Keith Meister on Thursday, a promising development for the free agent righty. Lewis said he's been working out this winter in preparation to pitch in 2016. Lewis went 17-9 with a 4.66 ERA in 33 starts for the Rangers this past season despite pitching with a damaged meniscus in his knee. The Marlins are said to be intrigued by the 36-year-old.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 06:39:00 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Colby Lewis, Tim Lincecum, and Scott Kazmir are among several free agent pitchers who "intrigue" the Marlins.

The Marlins are hoping to sign one or two pitchers to add to a rotation which is tentatively set to include Jose Fernandez, Tom Koehler, and Jarred Cosart. The free agent class is stacked with big-name starting pitchers, but Miami is hoping to find a bargain. Kazmir figures to land the biggest contract of the group in question, so Lewis and Lincecum could be more realistic targets.
Source: Miami Herald
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Colby Lewis underwent surgery on Friday to repair the meniscus in his left knee.

It's unclear how long he had been pitching with the ailment, but he was finally able to have surgery with the Rangers knocked out of the playoffs. Lewis, who is an impending free agent, will be fine by spring training.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Colby Lewis was hit hard in a no-decision against the Angels on Saturday, allowing five runs on six hits over his four-plus innings of work.

Lewis punched out four and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. Most of the damage came in the fifth inning, where the Angels erupted for four runs and chased Lewis from the game before he recorded an out. The veteran right-hander finishes his regular season with a 17-9 record, 4.66 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 142/42 K/BB ratio over 204 2/3 innings.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Colby Lewis lost Monday's start to the Tigers, serving up six runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Tyler Collins struck the big blow, smacking a three-run home run in the fifth inning to make it 4-1. Lewis overall gave up 10 hits and a walk while striking out four. The inconsistent right-hander is 17-9 but holds a 4.53 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 138/42 K/BB ratio over 200 2/3 innings. Lewis will wrap up the regular season with a start at home against the Angels.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 11:49:00 PM

Colby Lewis delivered six innings of two-run ball Wednesday in the Rangers' 10-3 rout of the A's.

The 36-year-old Lewis won his career-high 17th game, becoming Texas' first 17-game winner since Scott Feldman turned the trick in 2009. He's particularly feasted on this weak A's offense, coming into tonight 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA in four starts against them. Wins are about all Lewis has going for him in fantasy, as he has a 4.36 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and only 134 strikeouts.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 01:07:00 AM

Colby Lewis worked six innings and gave up two runs in a win over the Astros on Thursday.

Lewis has a 4.41 ERA, but he's tied for third in the AL with 16 wins through 30 starts. Next up for him is a favorable matchup against the A's in Oakland.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:41:00 PM

Colby Lewis flirted with perfection, but ultimately settled for a two-hit shutout in a 4-0 win over the Athletics on Friday.

Lewis gave up two hits and walked none. The veteran right-hander was perfect before Danny Valencia doubled to lead off the eighth inning. He struck out four batters on the night and needed just 97 pitches to go the distance for his career-high 15th win. He'll bring a 4.45 ERA into an important start against the Astros next week at home.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Colby Lewis was knocked around in Sunday's loss to the Angels, yielding seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits over five-plus innings.

Lewis struck out five and walked three on the afternoon. Mike Trout opened the scoring in the first inning with a solo home run and the Angels were off to the races from that point on. With the tough start, Lewis now holds a 4.68 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. There's not much to love on a fantasy level unless your AL-only league is deeper than the Mariana Trench. The veteran right-hander will head home to face the A's in his next start.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 06:29:00 PM

Colby Lewis lost to the Padres on Monday, serving up six runs (five earned) in 5 2/3 innings.

The Padres scored only twice through the first five innings, but they plated four runs in the sixth and chased Lewis from the game. Overall, the right-hander gave up seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out two on the evening. While 2015 has been an improvement on the previous season, his 4.50 ERA isn't too desirable. Lewis will look for better results in a road start versus the Angels.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Chris Gimenez
3Michael McKenry
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Pedro Ciriaco
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Justin Ruggiano
3Joey Gallo
4Patrick Kivlehan
CF1Delino DeShields
2James Jones
3Jordan Danks
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
7A.J. Griffin
8Anthony Ranaudo
9Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Tom Wilhelmsen
3Jake Diekman
4Keone Kela
5Sam Dyson
6Sam Freeman
7Andrew Faulkner
8Alex Claudio
9Tony Barnette
10Luke Jackson
11Ross Ohlendorf
12Tanner Scheppers
13Jose Leclerc
14Cesar Ramos