Jordan Lyles entered 2015 with a fair amount of ... well, what passes for hype for a Rockies pitcher, looking like he might be on the verge of competence despite pitching half his games at the most unfair park for pitchers. And perhaps if he had a gotten a full season to get on track, he would have been halfway useful in NL-only leagues, but he tore a ligament in his toe in May and wound up needing season-ending surgery. He's one of the Rockies' more usable pitchers since he's at least capable of keeping the ball in the park, but pitchers with his strikeout and walk rates are generally ones you'd pass up in mixed leagues. That's certainly true for him, too.
Lyles agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Rockies on Wednesday. With the signing, the Rockies are able to avoid arbitration with Lyles. The 25-year-old pitcher's season ended at the end of May when he underwent surgery on his big toe. Despite his struggles before the injury, the Rockies still wanted to bring Lyles back and he'll likely be a part of the starting rotation in 2016.
Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles (toe) will pitch in the winter instructional league during the offseason, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. The Rockies didn't specify where Lyles would pitch, but it's clear the organization wants the 24-year-old to pick up some innings after a broken hand, and more recently, a broken toe, have limited him to just 32 starts over the previous two years. Lyles will likely be one of several pitchers that will compete for a spot in the Rockies' rotation in 2016, but the right-hander probably finds himself on more solid footing than most. In the aforementioned 32 starts, Lyles has produced a 4.56 ERA (4.10 FIP). Those are middling numbers, but still superior to what the Rockies have typically received from their other starting options the last two years.
Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles (toe) threw a 30-pitch simulated game Saturday, The Denver Post reports. Lyles saw his season end in June when he required surgery on his fractured toe, but it sounds like the Rockies have outlined a throwing program during the offseason in order for him to pick up some innings. The 24-year-old is expected to report to either instructional or winter league to throw around 40 innings prior to spring training. The Rockies should have a rotation spot waiting for Lyles when he returns next season.
The Rockies announced that pitcher Jordan Lyles was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. Lyles is done for the season after sustaining a toe injury that requires surgery. Lyles tore every ligament in his big toe. His season finished with a 2-5 record, a 5.14 ERA, a 1.49 WHIP and 30:19 K:BB ratio over 49 innings.
Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles revealed that he will have season-ending surgery on his toe, a procedure that is like "Tommy John for the toe," per the Denver Post. Lyles landed on the disabled list Monday after tearing all the ligaments in his left big toe. He went 2-5 with a 5.14 ERA, a 1.49 WHIP and 30:19 K:BB ratio over 49 innings.