SP - FA
After reports stated that Lewis was being considered by the Twins, reports said that Minnesota is not actively pursuing the 37-year-old. Lewis missed three months last season with a lat injury, but had a 3.21 ERA in 15 starts before the injury. He was 6-5 with a 3.71 ERA last season.
Lewis worked six or more innings in 13 of first 14 starts last year before hitting DL and won 17 games in 2015, providing a veteran for a young Twins' staff. While the Twins may be off of Lewis, they do need help at the back of the rotation and Lewis has seen his ERA drop in three consecutive seasons. He is no more than a streaming option in mixed leagues, but he did have 13 quality starts in 19 starts last season.
Colby Lewis gave up only three hits in 5.1 innings today, but it was the five base on balls he surrendered that really hurt as the A's defeated the Rangers 5-2 on Sunday. The win gave the A's the series win, and dropped Lewis' season record to 6-3.
After bad outings by Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish in the series, the Rangers were hoping for a solid performance from the veteran Lewis. But the right=hander struggled with his control, throwing just 48 of his 92 pitches for strikes.
Colby Lewis returned to the mound for the first time since June on Sunday. He gave up seven hits and three runs in 5.1 innings of work. Certainly not a great outing, but solid enough to give his team a chance to win. However, that was not to be as the Angels avoided the sweep with a 3-2 victory.
Lewis fell victim to one of his familiar demons - the longball. He gave up three solo shots - two to the light-hitting Andrelton Simmons. Lewis also walked two and struck out five.
Colby Lewis, who has been on the disabled list since June 21 with a shoulder injury, is slated to get the start on Sunday as the Rangers face off against the Angels.
Lewis was enjoying an excellent season before straining the lat muscle in his right shoulder. Before going on the DL, the veteran was 6-1 with a 3.21 ERA. Lewis' return will give the Rangers a six-man rotation as manager Jeff Bannister tries to finish out the regular season on top of the AL West, and then figure out his playoff rotation.
Colby Lewis looked to have a strong start in what was expected to be his final rehab appearance for Double-A Frisco before possibly returning to the Rangers starting rotation this weekend. However, things did not go well as the veteran surrendered five runs on eight hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work on Tuesday night.
Lewis did throw 41 of his 60 pitches for strikes, but wasn't satisfied with the results. "Of course you don't want to go out and give up runs or give up hits, or anything like that. I kind of feel like I'm still in Spring Training form right now. I just don't feel like I'm very sharp." Lewis' return to the rotation is now up in the air as it's quite possible he will need a third rehab start before rejoining the big club.