General manager Jon Daniels told Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas that the Rangers would like to re-sign right-hander Colby Lewis and have had preliminary talks with his agent.
Lewis stayed with the Rangers on a minor-league contract this season after hip surgery cost him all of 2013 and was able to log 170 innings in 29 starts, but he posted an ugly 5.18 ERA and allowed opponents to hit .304 with an .840 OPS.
Lewis has been with the Rangers since 2010 after bouncing around previously, so staying in Texas could be appealing for the 35-year-old.
The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?
Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.