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Colby Lewis | Starting Pitcher | #48

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 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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Colby Lewis (lat) is hoping to rejoin the Rangers' rotation on September 3 against the Astros.
Out since late June with a strained right lat, Lewis will make his second and final rehab start with either Double-A Frisco or Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. He surrendered one run on four hits and a walk in 2 2/3 innings for Frisco on Wednesday in his first rehab start. Aug 26 - 11:28 AM

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Colby Lewis (lat) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday.

He'll throw three innings in his first rehab start, so Lewis will need at least one more after that before rejoining the Rangers' rotation. The veteran right-hander has been on the disabled list since late June because of a strained lat muscle.
Aug 19 - 3:51 PM

Colby Lewis (lat) threw a 41-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

He's scheduled for live batting practice on Friday and could begin a rehab assignment on August 24 if that goes well. Lewis has been on the disabled list since late June because of a strained lat muscle.
Aug 16 - 6:01 PM

Colby Lewis (lat) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday.

He’s scheduled to throw a 40-pitch session with more intensity on Tuesday. If that goes well, a rehab assignment for Lewis can't be far off. It seems unlikely that he'll make it back before the end of August. Lewis has been out since late June with a strained lat.
Aug 14 - 12:41 PM

Colby Lewis (lat) is scheduled to throw from 120 feet on Saturday.

Slow and steady progress for the veteran right-hander as he makes his way back from a Grade 2 lat strain. If all goes well, Lewis could progress to mound work on Sunday. He's on track for a return in late August.
Aug 5 - 9:32 PM

Rangers transferred RHP Colby Lewis from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Michael Roth. Lewis is out until at least late August with a Grade 2 lat strain.
Jul 3 - 11:44 AM

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

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

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