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The Rangers want to bring Colby Lewis back

Jan 4, 2010, 10:30 AM EST

Colby Lewis, a former first round draft pick for the Rangers, had an undistinguished stint in the majors.  OK, that’s putting it a bit lightly.  He had a 6.71 ERA, splitting time between starting and relieving over five seasons. He then went on to Japan for a couple of years where he seemed to find himself:  He went 15-8 with a 2.68 ERA and a 183/27 K/BB ratio in 178 innings in 2008 and went 11-9 with a 2.96 ERA and a 186/19 K/BB in 176 1/3
IP last season.

Back in December it was reported that he wanted to come back to the U.S. due to some family health problems.  Now it seems that the Rangers want him back.

Lewis would be a nice pickup for Texas. If his success in Japan came because he finally figured out how to pitch, he could be a valuable addition to a Rangers team that has a legitimate shot in the AL West this season.  If he’s just a fluke of the Central League, no big loss, because it’s not like he’s going to command $7 million or anything.

  1. RichardInDallas - Jan 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    I for one would like to have him back if only for his “you know” factor. On the local Sports Talk (1310 theTicket), a sporadically recurring feature is “you know”, poking a little fun at athletes’ propensity for using the filler phrase when doing impromptu interviews. Colby Lewis ranks 2nd all time, and is very entertaining. He’s also not a bad mop, whether he learned anything or not in Japan, you know?

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