The Texas Rangers have brought back Colby Lewis. Except for this time, Lewis’ role with the club is in the front office. Lewis is now beginning the next chapter of his life in baseball. Lewis pitched ten seasons as a member of the Rangers. It seems only fitting for him to be in the Rangers front office.
John Blake, the Executive Vice President of Communications for the Texas Rangers made the announcement via Twitter. Lewis’ new role with the club is Special Assistant to General Manager Jon Daniels.
According to Evan Grant, Lewis is Daniels’ fourth special assistant. He joins former teammates Michael Young and Darren Oliver, as well as Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez.
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Lewis, 37, played big roles in 2010 and 2011, helping the Texas Rangers reach the World Series twice. Unfortunately, the Rangers came up short both times. Regardless, Lewis is going down as one of the best pitchers in this club’s history. Lewis is the first Texas Rangers’ pitcher to win a World Series game. That’s something Rangers fans will never forget.
Despite battling through numerous injuries in his later years, he had a goal to earn the respect of the fans. And he did. He did his best for the Rangers organization and the fans.
Lewis has yet to officially announce his retirement from professional baseball. Now that he has accepted a position in the front office, it’s clear that he’s no longer an official active competitor. We can expect an official announcement soon.
The Rangers have made several changes to their team in the last few days. The Rangers did have a good 2017 season. They’re undergoing a process of rebuilding their team.