Colby Preston Lewis (born August 2, 1979), popularly nicknamed "Cobra", is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.
Lewis was originally a first-round draft choice (sandwich pick) of the Texas Rangers in the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft, and made his major league debut in 2002. He played for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League from 2008 to 2009, during which he won two awards for most strikeouts. Upon his return to the Rangers, he helped lead the team to two consecutive American League pennants in 2010 and 2011.
By Dean Hanley
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