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The Rangers signed Colby Lewis to a contract extension

Sep 17, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

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A few minutes ago the Texas Rangers announced that they signed Colby Lewis to a one-year extension. It has a $2 million base salary with incentives that could make it up to $6 million.  He made $3.25 million in 2012.

Sounds like a win-win, inasmuch as Lewis was facing free agency apocalypse, what with his 2012 season ending with an elbow injury back in July. Having a one-year deal with a team likely to give him a starting job next year will help him set up for another crack at the market in 2014.  Meanwhile, the Rangers get a quality starter back without having to take a long-term gamble and not having to pay much more than they did this year.

Lewis was 6-6 with a 3.43 ERA with 93 strikeouts in 105 innings in 16 starts before shutting it down.

  1. beefytrout - Sep 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Really glad to hear this, as a Rangers fan. He has been really solid in the postseason for them, and I’d like our chances a whole lot more if he was out there.

  2. pw38 - Sep 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Yeah I really appreciate the respect they showed him too. Classy move on their part and it’s low risk. I like Colby and hope he can get back to form next year.

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