By: Joel Collins
The Texas Rangers and Colby Lewis have agreed in principle on a 1 year deal worth $6 million pending Lewis passes a physical sometime after the holidays. The righty went 17-9 with a 4.66 era in 33 games in 2015.
Colby underwent left knee surgery back in October to repair a torn meniscus. The 36-year-old pitched through the injury during the 2nd half of the season. The “Cobra” will bring back a solid presence to the staff and should help the chemistry continue with its Never Ever Quit mantra. Bringing the veteran pitcher back to slot in somewhere behind Hamels & Darvish is a wise decision considering he ate up over 200 innings in 2015.
Texas is still rumored to be pursuing a trade for another starter as well. The Rays’ Jake Odorizzi and Padres’ Andrew Cashner have been two names the Rangers are looking at. They have had interest in the Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley as well, but talks have cooled as of late.