Colby Lewis set career highs in starts (33), innings pitched (204 2/3) and wins (17) and tied his highest total for quality starts (20) in 2015. Despite a 4.66 ERA, Lewis finished as a top 40 starting pitcher in points leagues and, largely thanks to the wins, a top 50 starter in Rotisserie value. We probably can't count on Lewis receiving 5.5 runs of support per nine innings again. Given that he had knee surgery in October, it's not a given that Lewis will be ready for spring training or equal his innings total from last season. He's a better bet in deeper mixed leagues than in the standard variety.
Lewis (knee) will be limited early in spring training, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Lewis was originally expected to be fully ready for spring training after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in October, but now it appears that the Rangers will take the cautious approach and not rush him during spring training. That being said, the cautious approach should allow him to be fully healthy for the regular season barring any complications.
Lewis and the Rangers agreed on a one-year, $6 million contract Friday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The deal is not official yet, as Lewis will need to pass a physical after undergoing surgery back in October to repair a torn meniscus. While that may not happen for a few weeks, Lewis is expected to be back with the Rangers, for whom he won 17 games over 33 starts last season. The veteran, who has been doing strengthening exercises of late, said he expects to be ready for the start of spring training.
Lewis got a thumbs up on his knee from his doctor and will be 100% for spring training, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Lewis was expected to be good for spring training, but now he has a doctor's approval to confirm the speculation. The veteran went 17-9 with a 4.66 ERA and 1.24 WHIP last season, and it appears that his knee will not inhibit him from trying to continue these winning ways next season.
Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis had surgery Friday on his left knee meniscus, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Lewis wasn't limited at the end of the season, pitching three innings in relief in Game 4 of the ALDS, so the issue appears to just be a minor one. The 36-year-old figures to be back in time for the start of spring training.
Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis suffered his ninth loss of the season Monday against the Tigers, allowing six runs on 10 hits and one walk in 4 2/3 innings. He also struck out four. The fifth inning undid the veteran in this one, as he surrendered a three-run homer which the Tigers followed with two more runs. The rocky outing snapped his three-game win streak and his season ERA rose to 4.53. Lewis will try and rebound from this outing in his final start of the season, in what could be a very meaningful game Saturday against the Angels.