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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.

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Derek Holland makes his case for 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — This is the Derek Holland the Texas Rangers have missed for nearly five months. We have seen quality efforts from Yu Darvish and Colby Lewis this season and inconsistency from a bunch of young kids and spot starters. Holland, meanwhile, was plying his trade in Triple-A and Double-A, rehabbing from knee surgery and finding his command. Friday night, Holland continued his strong progression in the final weeks of the season by pitching seven innings, allowing one run on eight hits.

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Rapid Reaction: Angels 9, Rangers 3

ARLINGTON, Texas – Colby Lewis is becoming the pitching leader for the Texas Rangers in a season where the expectations were small given what he was returning from. Lewis, the veteran right-hander, has emerged as the rock for the Rangers' rotation. Tuesday night, against the team with the best record in baseball, Lewis held the Los Angeles Angels to two runs over four hits in six innings of work in a 9-3 loss. With Yu Darvish out for the season with elbow inflammation and Derek Holland just getting back from left knee surgery, Lewis is the stabilizing force for the rotation, at least in...