The Texas Rangers have agreed on a one-year contract extension with Colby Lewis, the injured right-hander who could have been a free agent after this season.
The AL West-leading Rangers announced the deal for the 2013 season Monday but did not release financial terms.
Lewis was 6-6 with a 3.43 ERA in 16 starts this season before surgery in July to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.
Originally drafted by the Rangers in 1999 with a compensation pick between the first and second rounds, Lewis is 32-29 with a 3.93 ERA in 80 starts since rejoining the team in 2010 after two seasons in Japan. He is 4-1 with a 2.34 ERA in eight postseason starts.