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Texas Rangers rumors: Colby Lewis on the radar

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Colby Lewis got good news from having his knee checked out, and the Rangers are interested in bringing him back

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Texas Rangers rumors:  Colby Lewis had surgery after the playoffs to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, but Dr. Keith Meister, the Rangers team doctor, checked him out today, with Lewis saying Meister gave the "thumbs up" to the knee.

Jon Daniels said today that the Rangers want Colby back in Texas for 2016, and Colby is saying the Rangers are his first choice, so hopefully, now that the team has had him checked out medically by Meister, Lewis and the Rangers will be able to get something worked out in the near future on a contract for next season.

At the age of 36, Colby has been a medical marvel, having undergone Tommy John surgery, shoulder surgery, tendon flexor surgery, hip surgery, and now knee surgery in his career, but keeps on coming back and having success.  Its no secret the Rangers want a veteran starter in place to help shore up the rotation, particularly with Yu Darvish not due back until May, and Lewis would fit the bill.

The biggest move this offseason is likely going to be dealing with the open spot in the rotation -- other than that, it seems like we are looking for a 4C guy and a backup center fielder to round out the roster.