The Texas Rangers have brought back Colby Lewis to work in the organization’s front office. This is a great opportunity for Lewis. Working in the front office will perhaps open more doors for him in the future. Perhaps one day, he’ll be the Rangers pitching coach. His current role is the first step to achieving success in his post-playing career.
Lewis was brought back earlier this week. He’ll be a special assistant to General Manager Jon Daniels. No doubt, a lot of fans would love for him to be the Texas Rangers pitching coach.
According to Gerry Fraley, Lewis’ most important role is working with minor league pitchers. That’s definitely a good role for him. It may his first step on a possible journey to one day becoming the official pitching coach. Lewis can mentor and teach young pitchers for preparations for call-ups to the majors.
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During the 2010 World Series, Lewis became the first Texas Rangers pitcher to win a World Series game. Though the Rangers failed to win, Lewis still achieved something that won’t be forgotten. As a member of the Rangers, he went through slumps, injuries and some difficult times. However, he always fought through them and went out and put on a show that made Rangers fans applaud.
For a number of seasons, he’s presented veteran leadership for younger players. Many have learned from him. He had a strong positive influence on everyone on the team.
Lewis’ last season was in 2016. He went the entire 2017 season without being signed. Though he has a job with the Rangers front office, Lewis has yet to officially retire from active competition. It’s unclear how much gas the 38-year-old veteran pitcher has left in his tank. Lewis may announce his retirement sometime soon. Given his medical history, it may be safer for him to officially call it quits. He’s accomplished a lot and he’s aged so nobody will think less of him.
As far as him one day becoming the pitching coach for the Texas Rangers, it’s definitely a possibility. However, we’ll have to wait and see how things play out.