Ranger’ Colby Lewis ready to compete for spot

June 6, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis (48) delivers a pitch during the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers right handed pitcher Colby Lewis has reported to Texas’ Spring Training complex in great spirits. According to FOXSports.com, Lewis is healthy and ready to compete for a spot in the Opening Day starting rotation.

The 34 year old pitcher missed half of the 2012 season and all of last year after having multiple arm and hip surgeries. Lewis actually had the same hip producer that current WWE Superstar The Undertaker had back in 2011.

Undertaker, just like Lewis, is waiting to make his return and could be doing so on Monday, February 24th during WWE RAW.

Anyways, I got a bit off track. Lewis was re-signed by the Rangers back in November to a minor league deal that included an invitation to Spring Training.

Colby will make a pro-rated $2 million while with the Major League club and could earn another $4 million in incentives. He has a great chance to lock up the number five spot in the rotation with Derek Holland currently sidelined with an injury.

I want to hear from you, Rangers fans. Do you think Colby will do enough to earn himself a spot in the starting rotation?

Topics: Colby Lewis, Texas Rangers

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  • Ben Dieter

    Really, it all depends on how Tommy Hanson and Nick Tepesch perform in this spring. I would put Lewis third behind those two guys, but anything can happen during spring training so I would most definitly not rule him out.

  • TexasBBTown

    Personally I would give Lewis the best shot at the #5 slot. While he’s a mediocre pitcher at best for his career, his last two years with the Rangers were a lot better than a lot of people seem to remember. Plus, Tepesch still needs to develop another pitch and has a few years of control left, if I remember correctly. He can be safely kept in AAA Round Rock, developing that pitch until someone gets hurt. A slightly improved Hanson, which is what we’re likely to get, would make a great 6th man/spot starter. We may be looking at a situation where Ogando starts the first half of the year and Hanson starts the second.

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