Should the Angels sign Colby Lewis?

Updated: March 11, 2017

Health is a big question heading into the 2017 season. Starters Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs, and Matt Shoemaker are coming off injury riddled 2016 campaigns. Should the Angels consider adding another veteran starter to the mix as insurance?

Ricky Nolasco looks like the only starter in the Halos projected rotation that is having any success this spring. It could be time for the Halos to consider adding another arm. Both Jesse Chavez and Alex Meyer will likely head to the bullpen or Triple-A to start the season.

That means there will likely be one spot open unless a dark horse emerges from the Halos system. Veteran starter Colby Lewis could be an option for the Angels. He has 11 years of Major League experience and plenty of postseason action as well.

He most recently pitched with the Texas Rangers in 2016. Lewis went 6-5 3.71 ERA in 19 starts with the Rangers last season. The 37-year-old could be an interesting option for the Halos.

Lewis provides reliable help as he’s pitched in over 230 Major League games. Many of the Angels starters are injury risks. Nolasco is the only healthy option the team can count on for at least 30 starts every season.

If the Angels sign Lewis he could add a much-needed veteran presence to the young Angels staff. The 37-year-old has plenty of postseason experience and would be a good player to have in the clubhouse.

The Angels could use him as trade bait around the trade deadline, and if Lewis succeeds they could possibly move him for prospects. Signing Lewis could be a win-win scenario for the Angels.


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