Colby Lewis is staying with the Rangers, agreeing to a one-year, $4 million deal after the two sides couldn’t agree to terms in time for him to avoid free agency.
Lewis bounced back from an injury wrecked 2013 season to start 29 games and throw 170 innings for the Rangers this year, but he wasn’t effective with a 5.18 ERA, AL-leading 14 losses, and a .304 opponents’ batting average.
Before the injuries Lewis was a solid middle-of-the-rotation starter from 2010-2012, so the Rangers are betting on a return to that at age 35.
Nationals fans will cherish this moment for a long, long time: Daniel Hudson got Tommy Edman to fly out to Victor Robles in center field for the final out of NLCS Game 4, wrapping up a 7-4 victory and completing a series sweep. The Nationals earned entry into the World Series for the first time in franchise history.
Here’s a recap of the game if you’re into that kind of thing.
The Nationals will anxiously watch the conclusion of the ALCS, which the Astros currently lead two games to one after defeating the Yankees 4-1 on Tuesday.