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Rangers sign reliever Jensen Lewis UPDATE -- Or not

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The Rangers have signed former Cleveland Indians reliever Jensen Lewis to a minor league contract with a major league invite to spring training.


Jensen Lewis

#50 / Cleveland Indians

6-3

220

May 16, 1984


Lewis was the Indians' third round draft pick in the 2005 draft, and has appeared in 161 games in relief with Cleveland over four seasons.  He's not been terribly good.

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2005 21 CLE-min A- 4 2 .667 3.20 13 11 0 0 59.0 58 24 21 6 11 0 59 6 1.169 8.8 0.9 1.7 9.0 5.36 MHV · NYPL
2006 22 CLE-min A+,AA 8 8 .500 3.96 28 27 0 0 147.2 151 80 65 15 41 0 138 13 1.300 9.2 0.9 2.5 8.4 3.37 KIN,AKR · CARL,EL
2007 23 CLE-min AA,AAA 3 0 1.000 1.73 34 0 14 2 52.0 32 14 10 3 17 1 61 1 0.942 5.5 0.5 2.9 10.6 3.59 AKR,BFL · EL,IL
2007 23 CLE AL 1 1 .500 2.15 26 0 5 0 29.1 26 8 7 1 10 1 34 1 213 1.227 8.0 0.3 3.1 10.4 3.40
2008 24 CLE-min AAA 1 2 .333 3.60 11 0 5 1 20.0 16 11 8 2 8 1 18 1 1.200 7.2 0.9 3.6 8.1 2.25 BFL · IL
2008 24 CLE AL 0 4 .000 3.82 51 0 28 13 66.0 68 29 28 8 27 3 52 5 112 1.439 9.3 1.1 3.7 7.1 1.93
2009 25 CLE-min AAA 1 0 1.000 0.00 12 0 4 0 18.2 13 0 0 0 7 0 28 1 1.071 6.3 0.0 3.4 13.5 4.00 CLB · IL
2009 25 CLE AL 2 4 .333 4.61 47 0 15 1 66.1 62 37 34 13 29 3 62 2 92 1.372 8.4 1.8 3.9 8.4 2.14
2010 26 CLE-min AAA 2 1 .667 2.67 24 0 8 2 30.1 29 9 9 2 8 0 30 1 1.220 8.6 0.6 2.4 8.9 3.75 CLB · IL
2010 26 CLE AL 4 2 .667 2.97 37 0 11 0 36.1 28 12 12 1 19 1 29 0 134 1.294 6.9 0.2 4.7 7.2 1.53
2011 27 CLE-min AAA 3 2 .600 5.14 22 0 11 2 28.0 40 16 16 4 15 4 22 0 1.964 12.9 1.3 4.8 7.1 1.47 CLB · IL
4 Seasons 7 11 .389 3.68 161 0 59 14 198.0 184 86 81 23 85 8 177 8 116 1.359 8.4 1.0 3.9 8.0 2.08
162 Game Avg. 3 5 .389 3.68 68 0 25 6 84 78 36 34 10 36 3 75 3 116 1.359 8.4 1.0 3.9 8.0 2.08
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/29/2011.

 

Lewis appears to be a depth guy, someone to have in the mix this spring in case there are injuries in the bullpen, and to stash in AAA just in case.

UPDATE -- False alarm. Lewis signed with the D-Backs, not the Rangers. Everyone resume your normal activities.