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2015 Rangers Positional Review: No. 3 Starter

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 3: Colby Lewis #48 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Rangers Global Life Park in Arlington on October 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

    With the Rangers' surprising season in the books, let's take a look at the season on a position-by-position basis.

    2015 No. 3 starter
    The guy: Colby Lewis

    The veteran righty who's been a bulldog for the Rangers since 2010, despite missing the better part of two seasons with injury, was once again the glue that helped hold a mangled starting staff together through the first half of the season.

    He faded down the stretch and finished the year with a 4.66 ERA, but he did win 17 games (for whatever that's worth) and also led the Rangers in innings pitched with 204 2/3 — a career-high and his third 200-inning season as a Ranger.

    Lewis is a free agent and might've thrown his final pitch as a Ranger, but I hope not. You can do a whole lot worse than him and his veteran presence as a No. 5 starter, which is all the Rangers would want him to be if he returns in 2016.

    Overall, we'll this position a solid B+ for holding down the fort through the first few months of the year until Cole Hamels arrived and Derek Holland and Martin Perez returned.