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    ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Colby Lewis #48 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the first inning during a game against the Detroit Tigers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 28, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

    On Dec. 18, it was announced the Rangers and Colby Lewis had agreed to another one-year deal to keep the veteran pitcher around and in the Rangers' rotation.

    Now, nearly a month later there has still been no formal announcement from the Rangers saying Lewis is back for the 2016 season. That's a bit of a concern for several reasons: Could he be having second thoughts about signing another one-year deal? Could he have failed his physical following a knee procedure after the 2015 season?

    Well, turns out, it's neither. So rest easy.

    The Star-Telegram reports Lewis' agent and the Rangers are working to iron out a few final details before the one-year, $6 million deal is formalized, but said the wrinkles are not deal-breakers and nothing that could jeopardize the agreement.

    Lewis also told the Star-Telegram he plans to attend Rangers Fan Fest next week in Arlington, which would seem to point to the fact he fully expects to be with the Rangers again.