Colby Lewis SP TEX 23 Days

Lewis allowed the first six batters he faced to reach base, including back-to-back-to-back homers, before retiring the final three batters in his first outing this spring.

Lewis threw 35 pitches in the inning of work, and felt fine physically afterwards. He was pretty terrible last season despite leading the team in innings, and has a rotation spot all but guaranteed to begin the season. Tread very carefully here though, as he's no longer the sneaky source of strikeouts that he was a few years ago.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 27 Days

Lewis will start the Rangers' Cactus League opener Wednesday against the Royals, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

The 35-year-old Lewis will look to begin 2015 on the right foot after struggling to a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 170.1 innings last season. He will start opposite Aaron Brooks but will likely only toss a couple innings, with Yovani Gallardo, Lisaverto Bonilla and Chi Chi Gonzalez all scheduled to pitch for Texas as well.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 4 Months

Lewis agreed to a one-year deal with the Rangers on Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Lewis failed to come to terms with the Rangers on a contract extension, but the team will bring him back on a short-term deal. The right-hander made 29 starts for the Rangers in 2014, posting a 4.29 ERA and 6.9 K/9 over 170.1 innings. The 35-year-old should be able to earn a back-end rotation spot in 2015.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 5 Months

Lewis will test free agency after failed extension negotiations with the Rangers, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Lewis led the league in losses and experienced a massive step back recovering from a hip injury that cost him the 2013 season. Lewis could still have upside, as he was solid between 2010 and 2012 with the Rangers, with a 3.93 ERA in 506.1 innings. At worst, Lewis is a below-average innings eater going forward, so he could be attractive to a rebuilding team looking to fill out its major league rotation.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 6 Months

Despite allowing 11 baserunners (six hits, five walks) in seven innings Thursday, Lewis limited the Athletics to just one run. He struck out seven and received no decision in the eventual win.

The Rangers ended up winning via walk-off, but that didn't help Lewis any. After missing all of last season due to injury, he made 29 starts this year, but finished with a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP, ugly numbers that make his situation for next season rather uncertain. Only five pitchers in the American League have allowed more hits this year than Lewis's 211 in 170.1 innings, and all five of them have pitched more than 200 innings.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 6 Months

Lewis got hammered for eight runs- seven earned- in five innings in Saturday's loss to the Angels. He gave up nine hits and a walk and struck out three.

The loss snapped the Rangers' season-best seven-game winning streak and added to the Angels' league-leading record. In his past four starts against the Angels, Lewis is 0-4 with a 11.51 ERA. He'll take the mound for his last start of the season on Thursday at home against the Oakland A's.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 6 Months

Lewis worked seven strong innings in Sunday's 10-3 victory over the Braves, allowing one earned run on five hits and a walk while striking out two.

Lewis extends his recent run of solid pitching, as he has become a bit of a workhorse for the injury plagued Rangers. Having now turned in at least seven innings in four consecutive starts, the veteran hurler has posted a 3.30 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 18:3 K:BB ratio across his last 30 frames. Lewis will be back on the bump Saturday versus the Angels.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 7 Months

Lewis gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits with zero walks and four strikeouts in seven innings Tuesday against the Angels.

It was an excellent start by Lewis, but in keeping with the lack of fairness this season for the Rangers, he was handed his 13th loss for his efforts. Lewis has managed to steadily lower his ERA since an 11-run outing spiked it to 6.54 in early July, but there's a good chance he'll still finish the season with an ERA north of 5.00, which will make him an extremely cheap option on draft day in 2015. He'll take the mound again Sunday against the Braves.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 7 Months

Lewis will have his next start bumped to Tuesday with Texas shifting to a six-man rotation this week, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Derek Holland will start Sunday's game on regular rest, affording Lewis extra rest between starts.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 7 Months

Lewis gave up four runs on nine hits with a walk and five strikeouts Monday in a loss to the Royals.

Lewis has allowed four or more runs in five straight outings and while he's done a good job eating innings for the Rangers, the results have been poor. The league is hitting .314 with 20 home runs off the right-hander this season. It's unclear when Lewis will pitch next with Derek Holland re-joining the rotation Tuesday from the disabled list.