As has been expected for weeks, the Rangers announced on Thursday that they have re-signed right-hander Colby Lewis to a one-year, $4 million contract. The sides had been negotiating since the end of the postseason on a new deal.
Lewis, 35, is in his second stint with Texas and has spent seven of his nine major league seasons with the team. He will rejoin a depleted Rangers' rotation after posting a 5.18 ERA in 29 starts last season, and will work alongside starters Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and Nick Tepesch.
The Rangers are expected to make a couple of other moves to add starters, as Matt Harrison and Martin Perez work their way back from serious injuries last season. It is unclear if they will target high-end starters on the free-agent market, though they are likely to at least add someone from the lower tier of free-agent pitchers before spring training opens in February.