The Rangers and right-hander Colby Lewis have agreed to a 1-year, $6 million contract, according to a report from Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The sides have been in talks since the end of the season.
Lewis, 36, drew interest from a few other clubs this winter, with the Marlins among the teams that showed the most interest in addition to the Rangers. The right-hander has spent eight seasons with the Rangers, first appearing with Texas from 2002 to 2004 before leaving the organization for stints in Japan, Detroit and Oakland. He returned to the Rangers in 2010 and has been with the organization since.
Lewis re-joins Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels, Derek Holland, Martin Perez and Chi Chi Gonzalez in a solid rotation mix for Texas. He was 17-9 with a 4.66 ERA in 204.2 innings with the Rangers last season and is the owner of a lifetime 71-67 record and 4.81 ERA in parts of 10 major-league seasons.