It's good to see Colby Lewis stay in Texas
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But Lewis knows all about overcoming challenges, and he's taking this as just another one. He had surgery and is close to beginning to build arm strength as he enters a new phase of rehab. It won't be easy, but Lewis is ready to make the slow and steady progress necessary to get back on a mound at some point next season.
This deal certainly makes sense for the Rangers. They know, better than anyone, about Lewis' toughness. He's pitched through a hip issue and doesn't complain. He worked hard in Japan to find his command again and when given the chance to get back to the majors, he took advantage of it. He's gritty and leads by example. That's a guy you want on your team and in the clubhouse. This new deal means he'll be there at least through next year. And that's a good thing for everyone.
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