Jordan Lyles and Rockies Avoid Arbitration, Agree to 1-Year Deal


RHP Jordan Lyles and the Colorado Rockies agreed on a 1-year deal on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration.

Jordan Lyles’s contract with the Rockies is worth $2.975 million according to’s Thomas Harding. The Rockies acquired Lyles and Brandon Barnes two years ago in a trade that sent outfielder Dexter Fowler to the Houston Astros. 

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Jordan Lyles has struggled with injuries since he joined the Rockies, limiting the pitcher to only 32 starts throughout his tenure. In 2014, Jordan Lyles made 22 starts for the Rockies before suffering a broken left hand, recording a 4.56 ERA in 126 innings pitched. In 2015, the 25-year-old Lyles made 10 starts for the Rockies, recording 5.14 ERA and a 2-5 record before succumbing to ligament damage in his right big toe, ending his season.

Though his numbers are lackluster, Jordan Lyles has eaten innings for the Rockies, which is always good for playing at the launching pad that is Coors Field. Apparently, Colorado still has much faith that Jordan Lyles has the potential to develop into an impact pitcher; and given that the club does not have much in the way of pitching right now.

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Hopefully Jordan Lyles will have recovered in time for Spring Training 2016. He threw limited bullpen sessions at the end of last season, which is encouraging.