4:32 PM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014
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Rangers in contract talks with Colby Lewis

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said he’s held preliminary talks with Alan Nero, the agent for right-handed starter Colby Lewis, about a new contract. Lewis led the team in innings (170.1) and starts (29) and tied with Yu Darvish for victories (10) in 2014. He signed a minor league contract with the Rangers for 2014 after an invasive hip surgery caused him miss to the entire 2013 season. Lewis’ finish could garner him votes for AL Comeback Player of the Year, something interim manager Tim Bogar said he should get.

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Extra Bases: Lewis completes comeback

At the start of the 2014 season, the expectations surrounding Colby Lewis were uncertain. He was returning from surgeries to his elbow and hip after missing the entire 2013 season. The hip surgery was the more difficult to come back from and there were questions as to whether Lewis could even pitch again, let alone get to a point where he could be dependable. Well, not only has Lewis returned to pitching, he has a chance to lead the Texas Rangers in victories should he defeat the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night at Globe Life Park in his final start of the season.