Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers have signed pitcher Colby
Lewis to a contract for the 2013 season.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but the injured right-hander was eligible
for free agency at the conclusion of the 2012 campaign.
Lewis was Texas' opening day starter this season and struggled with a right
elbow injury. He was on the disabled list from June 24 through July 18, then
made one start before being shelved for the season and undergoing surgery.
The 33-year-old veteran had a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow repaired
on July 27. He was 6-6 with a 3.43 ERA in 16 starts this season.
Lewis, a 1999 Rangers draft pick, rejoined the club in 2010 after two years in
Japan. He is 32-29 with a 3.93 ERA in 80 games since the start of the 2010
season and has excelled in the postseason with a 4-1 mark and a 2.34 ERA in
eight starts in helping the Rangers to the past two AL pennants.
In 152 big league games, including 114 starts, with Texas (2002-04, 2010-12),
Detroit (2006) and Oakland (2007), Lewis has a career record of 44-44 with a
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