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Colby Lewis will not re-sign with Texas before becoming a free agent

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Colby Lewis will become a free agent next week and test the market, rather than signing with Texas beforehand

Rick Yeatts

While there had been discussions about the possibility that Texas would re-sign pitcher Colby Lewis before Lewis officially becomes a free agent next week, Jon Daniels has said this afternoon that a deal will not happen by then, and that Lewis will test the free agent waters.

The same thing happened last season, when Lewis talked to multiple teams before re-signing with Texas on a minor league deal, and Daniels apparently said that "the door remains open" for Lewis to return to Texas.  Still, this is a disappointing development, and we just have to hope that the Rangers and Lewis can work something out after Lewis sees what else is out there.