Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 Months

Colby Lewis was hit hard in a losing effort against the Nationals on Friday, allowing five runs on nine hits over his 5 2/3 innings of work.

The veteran right-hander walked a pair and punched out five. The big blow against him came in the fourth inning when Ian Desmond belted a three-run homer to put the Nationals on top for good. He has struggled since returning from the disabled list, posting a 5.44 ERA and 1.77 WHIP through his first 48 innings on the season. He'll look to turn things around on Thursday when he takes on the Orioles.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 Months

Colby Lewis allowed five runs on nine hits over six innings in a loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.

Lewis also walked three in the game. It was a disappointing effort after he tossed 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the Astros his last time out. Lewis did strike out six in his six innings of work, the lone bright spot of the night. He takes a 5.40 ERA and 1.75 WHIP into another tough test Sunday at the Tigers.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 Months

Colby Lewis blanked the Astros for 5 2/3 innings, striking out eight, in a win over the Astros on Monday.

Lewis rebounded nicely from a drubbing at the hands of the Rockies last Wednesday. Of course, this was a far easier assignment. Lewis managed to hold the Astros scoreless despite giving up seven hits, including a double and a triple. He also walked two. It helped the Astros were just 1-for-3 in steal attempts against him. Lewis isn't recommended in AL-only leagues with the Jays next on the schedule.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 Months

Colby Lewis was the latest starter roughed up by the Rockies on Wednesday, giving up seven runs and 12 hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Lewis wasn't going deep into games, but he was pretty solid in his four previous starts for the Rangers. Getting lit up by the game's hottest offense probably won't hurt his standing overly much. He will need to fare quite a bit better next time out against the Astros, though.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 Months

Colby Lewis allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings Friday in the Rangers' 5-2 win over the Angels.

Lewis still hasn't lasted six innings in any of his four starts, but he has managed six strikeouts in each of his last two outings and his ERA is down to 4.26. He's looking like an option in AL-only leagues now, though his home start against the Rockies next week isn't a great matchup.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 Months

Colby Lewis pitched five innings and allowed three runs Saturday in a no-decision versus the Mariners.

Lewis gave up homers to Michael Saunders and Kyle Seager before being lifted. He struck out six, which seems like a good sign. His stuff isn't quite what it was before shoulder surgery, so the question is whether he'll miss enough bats to remains a useful big-league starter. We wouldn't want him active in AL-only leagues just yet.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 Months

Colby Lewis hurled 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball to lead the Rangers past the White Sox on Saturday.

Lewis struggled in his first start Monday against the Mariners but cruised through Chicago's lineup Saturday, fanning four batters and issuing only one walk. He's still not a good fantasy bet, but the showing was promising for a Rangers team that needs some rotation stability. Lewis pitches at Safeco Field next.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 Months

Colby Lewis lost in his return to the majors after allowing four runs -- three earned -- in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the Mariners.

Lewis doesn't have his old stuff back yet after shoulder surgery, so left-handers figure to give him fits. That's a problem against the Mariners lineup. Lewis will get a couple of more starts to prove himself before the Rangers figure out how to fit Matt Harrison into their rotation, with the White Sox next on the docket. He's not an option in AL-only leagues right now.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 Months

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Colby Lewis from Triple-A Round Rock.

Lewis allowed four runs -- two earned -- over four innings last Sunday in his lone start in Triple-A. The 34-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since surgery in June of 2012 to repair a torn flexor tendon in his elbow. He's worth a look in AL-only leagues.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 Months

Colby Lewis will start on Monday against the Mariners.

That's assuming Sunday's game against the Astros isn't rained out, which is a possibility. Adrian Beltre (quad) is likely headed to the DL, which would create roster space for Lewis.