Colby Lewis is expected to re-sign with the Rangers

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Colby Lewis was unable to work out a deal with the Rangers before hitting the open market as a free agent despite wanting to remain in Texas, but now the two sides are apparently close to an agreement.

“I think we’ll try to finalize it this week, that’s my goal,” general manager Jon Daniels told Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas. “I expect he’ll be back.”

After missing all of 2013 with multiple injuries Lewis returned to make 29 starts and throw 170 innings, but he wasn’t much good with a 5.18 ERA and .304 opponents’ batting average.

Lewis, who turned 35 years old in August, has spent seven of his nine MLB seasons with the Rangers.