Not sure who will manage the Rangers in 2015. But it appears that Colby Lewis will pitch for them.
According to a report on ESPN Dallas, general manager Jon Daniels has already had preliminary talks with Lewis’ agent, Alan Nero, about a new contract that would keep the right-hander in Texas.
A long-shot to make the rotation last spring after undergoing hip surgery, Lewis wound up leading the Rangers in starts and innings and tying Yu Darvish with 10 victories. Lewis will get strong consideration for AL Comeback Player of the Year.
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Daniels is also mulling over the possible returns of free-agent pitchers Scott Baker and Neil Cotts. The status of outfielder Alex Rios is also foggy, as he can be bought out of his contract for $1 million after a disappointing season in which he hit just .224 over his last 70 games and missed the final 22 games with an injured thumb.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.