Rangers working on Colby Lewis deal
The Rangers have been working hard on a two-year deal with pitcher Colby Lewis.
Here is where it stands…
* The Rangers have significant interest and they have been talking with his agents.
* Lewis, who spent the past two years pitching in Japan, has expressed a desire to return to the Rangers. He was the top pick in 1999 and pitched for them in 2002-04.
* The two sides have a general understanding of the parameters of a deal.
* The Rangers have no room on the 40-man roster. They are in no position to announce any signings right now.
* The Rangers also have a pending one-year agreement on a Major League contract with shortstop Khalil Greene. That deal remains pending until the Rangers can make room on the 40-man roster.
* The Rangers would have to drop two players if they added both Greene and Lewis.