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Colby Lewis | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Bakersfield (CA) JC
Contract: view contract details

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Colby Lewis allowed four runs in 7 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Astros.
All four of the Astros' runs against Lewis came in the second frame. After Luis Valbuena hit a solo home run to lead off, Lewis actually recorded two outs before the threads unraveled. The next three batters went triple (Colby Rasmus), RBI double (Marwin Gonzalez), and two-run homer (Jake Marisnick). Lewis pitched well outside of that inning, hunkering down to pitch into the eighth without further damage. He has pitched to a 3.38 ERA in his first two starts. He'll take to the road against the Mariners in his next start. Apr 12 - 7:58 PM

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Colby Lewis got the win in Tuesday's start against the Athletics, yielding one run over six innings.

The Athletics, who exploded for eight runs on Opening Day, didn't have much of an answer to Lewis. The right-hander allowed just three hits and a pair of walks while fanning four. The only run scored in the sixth inning on an Eric Sogard ground out. Lewis had a rough spring and is still more liability than asset for fantasy purposes, but he'll try to prove the naysayers wrong in his next start against the Astros at home.
Apr 8 - 12:43 AM

Colby Lewis was hit hard on Wednesday, allowing four runs via three home runs over three innings as the Rangers lost 10-4.

Thankfully for Lewis, two of the home runs were of the solo variety. He allowed seven hits in total along with a walk while striking out two. The right-hander wraps up Cactus League play with a 9.75 ERA and a 6/5 K/BB ratio in 12 innings. Given his age (35), injury history, and recent performance, Lewis is a risky fantasy bet in all formats.
Apr 1 - 7:25 PM

Colby Lewis allowed three runs over five innings in a Cactus League loss to the Brewers Saturday.

It actually could have been worse for Lewis, who allowed eight hits and a walk in his time. The 35-year-old struck out just one. The Rangers will rely on Lewis more than they would probably like this season with Yu Darvish succumbing to Tommy John surgery. Lewis had a brutal 5.18 ERA in 170 1/3 innings for the club last year.
Mar 21 - 7:23 PM

Colby Lewis fired three scoreless innings against the Angels in Tuesday's Cactus League game.

Lewis got lit up for six runs in just one inning of work last week in his Cactus League debut, so this was a rather refreshing outing. The veteran right-hander gave up only one hit and one walk while fanning one Anaheim hitter. He's looking to rebound in 2015 after posting a rough 5.18 ERA with 14 losses across 170 1/3 innings last season.
Mar 10 - 7:20 PM

Colby Lewis took a drubbing in Wednesday's Cactus League opener, allowing six runs in one inning of work.

Lewis allowed a walk and five hits, three of which were home runs. That's about as far away from ideal as his spring debut could have gone. The 35-year-old right-hander is looking to prove himself again after a tough 2014 campaign in which he put up a 5.18 ERA with a league-leading 14 losses in 170 1/3 innings.
Mar 4 - 6:15 PM

Colby Lewis will start the Rangers' Cactus League opener against the Royals on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old hurler is looking to rebound from a troublesome 2014 campaign where he compiled a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 170 1/3 innings while losing a league-worst 14 ballgames. Yovani Gallardo, Lisalverto Bonilla and Chi Chi Gonzalez are also scheduled to pitch for the Rangers on Wednesday.
Feb 28 - 3:14 PM

According to's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers have signed Colby Lewis to a one-year, $4 million contract.

Lewis finished strong in the second half of the 2014 season and should be able to build on that in 2015 as he moves further and further away from his 2013 hip surgery. The 35-year-old right-hander could again have some value in AL-only fantasy formats.
Source: MLBlogs
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 11:51:00 AM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers and Colby Lewis "continue to make headway" towards a contract.

In fact, general manager Jon Daniels went as far to say Tuesday that he expected to have a contract completed before the end of the week. Lewis held a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this past season but pitched pretty well in the second half, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 10:56:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that he spoke with Colby Lewis last week.

The Rangers made an offer to Lewis before free agency, but he wants to see what else is out there on the open market. Still, the two sides remain open to a return. Lewis had a 5.18 ERA over 170 1/3 innings this season, but finished the year strong.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 05:29:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Friday that Colby Lewis will test out the free agent market after the two sides were unable to reach a deal.

Daniels isn't shutting the door on re-signing Lewis, but the right-hander will now be free to talk to other clubs. Lewis held a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this season but pitched pretty well in the second half, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 05:35:00 PM's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers have made an "opening offer" to free agent Colby Lewis.

Something should get done before the exclusive negotiating window closes on Monday. Lewis had a rough 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this season and missed the entire 2013 campaign due to hip surgery, so it's not like he'll be commanding big bucks. The right-hander turned 35 years old in August.
Source: MLBlogs
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 11:36:00 AM

After hiring a new manager, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said his next priority is to work on re-signing Colby Lewis.

"We haven’t been able to spend much time on that," Daniels said of a new contract. "We can get back to that now." The Rangers have exclusive negotiating rights with Lewis through the end of the World Series. The 35-year-old went 10-14 with a 5.18 ERA in 29 starts with the club in 2014.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas that he has had preliminary talks with Colby Lewis' agent about a new contract.

After missing the entire 2013 season following hip surgery, Lewis logged 170 1/3 innings this season, but he did so with a 10-14 record and a 5.18 ERA. It probably won't cost much to bring him back.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 05:55:00 PM

Colby Lewis overcame some control problems to deliver seven strong innings in a no-decision, allowing just one run, as the Rangers went on to win 2-1 over the Athletics in walk-off fashion on Thursday.

Lewis walked five and surrendered six hits while striking out seven. It's been a tough year for Lewis, who rounds out his 2014 season with a 10-14 record, 5.18 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and a 133/48 K/BB ratio.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:13:00 PM

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S1Derek Holland
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