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24 Jordan Lyles SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/212 | Birthdate: 10/19/1990 | Birthplace: Florence, SC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Colorado | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 20/1 | Average Draft Position: 251.59
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Jordan Lyles looking at August return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:46 am ET) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles is looking to return in early August, according to MLB.com.

Lyles was able to get through a bullpen session Tuesday. He performed well, putting him on pace to return from the disabled list August 4. Lyles will begin a rehab assignment Saturday at Class A Modesto. He is expected to receive one more rehab start, and start in the majors August 5 if that goes well. He's attempting to come back from a hand injury.


Jordan Lyles moved to 60-day DL, hand not fully healed


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles (hand) was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list Sunday. Lyles was set to begin a rehab assignment Friday, but it appears those plans are on hold after tests revealed his broken hand was not fully healed, manager Walt Weiss said.

"His hand showed he needed more time," Weiss said, per The Denver Post.

Weiss also revealed Lyles was involved in a car accident Friday. He was not driving, but he did receive cuts to his face.

"It was a minor accident, but he doesn't look real pretty," Weiss said.


Jordan Lyles expected to begin rehab assignment Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles is expected to begin a rehab assignment Friday, MLB.com reports.

Lyles is scheduled to make three rehab starts, but the team could bring him back after the second to pitch July 28 on a limited pitch count if everything goes smoothly over the next few weeks. Out since June 4 with a fractured hand, Lyles owns a 3.52 ERA and 49:26 K:BB ratio in 69 innings.


Jordan Lyles tosses live batting practice Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles tossed live batting practice Friday, the team announced. 

Lyles is sidelined due to a fractured hand. He's been out since early June with the issue, but is working his way back. Lyles posted a 3.52 ERA over 69 innings. 


Jordan Lyles' timetable becoming clear with X-rays scheduled


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles continues to throw on the side, while recovering from a broken left (non-pitching) hand.

Lyles is scheduled to undergo a second follow-up X-ray next Wednesday, as the team continues to monitor his progress three weeks removed from the injury. He is scheduled for another examination two weeks from his second, with the expectation he can have his splint removed.

"We're going to stay ready, so when I get this thing [splint] off, the transition won't be too long," Lyles told MLB.com Wednesday.

Lyles will still need to strengthen the hand for fielding and hitting before he can return to game action, but his throwing arm won't need much time. He plans to begin throwing off a mound later this week.


Jordan Lyles doesn't expect to need surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles doesn't expect to need surgery on his hand, according to the Denver Post

Lyles fractured his hand during his most recent start, and was placed on the disabled list. He will eventually require a cast or hard splint, but only after the swelling in his hand has gone down. Lyles posted a 3.52 ERA over 69 innings.


Jordan Lyles hits DL after hand fracture


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) The Rockies placed pitcher Jordan Lyles on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, with a fractured fifth metacarpal on his left hand.

Lyles suffered the injury during his start Wednesday, but pitched for four innings with a break in his glove hand. He told the Denver Post he is not sure how long he is expected to miss as a result of the injury.

"I guess ask Walt [Weiss]. Whatever he wants to say," Lyles said. "I don't know a timetable."


Jordan Lyles hits 15-day DL with fractured hand


by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
(6/5/2014) The Rockies placed pitcher Jordan Lyles on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, with a fractured hand. He suffered the injury during his start Wednesday, but pitched for four innings with a break in his glove hand.

Jordan Lyles suffers fractured hand Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles suffered a fractured hand in his team's 16-8 loss to the Diamondbacks Wednesday, the team announced after the game.

Lyles reportedly suffered the injury in the first inning, according to MLB.com, but he stayed in to pitch four innings before being removed. He's destined for a lengthy stay on the disabled list.


Jordan Lyles lasts only four innings in no-decision Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles didn't factor into the decision Wednesday after giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk in just four innings while striking out three in his team's 16-8 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Lyles began the season 5-0 but hasn't been able to record a win in any of his last four starts. He owns a 3.52 ERA and 49:26 K:BB ratio in 69 innings. Lyles is slated to face the Braves Monday.


Jordan Lyles walks four in no-decision Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on five hits and four walks in five innings while striking out five in his team's 6-3 loss to the Phillies.

Lyles has now walked 15 batters in his last four outings after doing well over his first seven starts. He still owns a 3.46 ERA but also a 46:25 K:BB ratio in 65 innings. Lyles is slated to take on the Diamondbacks next Wednesday.


Jordan Lyles bounces back, settles for no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Rockies starter Jordan Lyles bounced back from his first loss of the season, but didn't get much help in settling for a no-decision Friday against the Braves.

Lyles limited the Braves to just two runs in six innings of work, but left in line for a no-decision, as the Rockies would go on to lose 3-2. He allowed six hits and walked just one batter, while striking out six on 95 pitchers.

Lyles remains 5-1 on the season, while lowering his ERA to 3.45 through 60 innings of work. He will try to get back on the winning side in his next outing, set for Wednesday against the Phillies.  


Jordan Lyles walks six in first loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles came undone Saturday, in an 8-5 loss to the Padres.

Lyles, who had walked more than two batters just one in his first eight starts, issued six free passes in just three-plus innings of work. He was charged with six runs on five hits, while striking out three batters on 92 pitches in 3 1/3 innings of work.

Lyles took his first loss of the season, dropping his record to 5-1. He now has 10 walks over his last two starts, equaling his total from the first seven. Lyles has a 3.50 ERA heading into his next start, Friday in Atlanta. 


Jordan Lyles takes down Reds, moves to 5-0


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles continues to receive plenty of help, and he remains unbeaten following an 11-2 win over the Reds Saturday.

Lyles tossed his five quality start in a row in the win, even though he had to pitch around some control issues. He limited the Reds to two runs on four hits and four walks, thanks to a season-high eight strikeouts.

Lyles is now 5-0 with a 2.66 ERA through eight starts. His next outing is set for Saturday against the Padres. 


Jordan Lyles nearly goes the distance in win over Texas


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles dominated the Rangers on Monday and nearly went the distance, scattering seven hits and two runs in eight innings to improve to 4-0 on the year.

Lyles struck out five and walked one. His 104 pitches were a season high for a Colorado pitcher. Over his last four starts covering 28 innings, Lyles has allowed only five earned runs. He'll make his next start Saturday at Cincinnati.

Not ready to trust Jordan Lyles


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/1/2014) Rare is the starting pitcher who improves after joining the Rockies. In the more than 20-year history of the franchise, Jorge De La Rosa is the only one who comes to mind. But if the first month of this season is any indication, Jordan Lyles is poised to join him.

With another gem Wednesday, Lyles is 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in six starts. Given that he was arguably the most hittable pitcher in baseball the previous two years in Houston -- giving up 10.3 hits and 1.2 home runs per nine innings, poor ratios by any standard -- he's about the last pitcher you'd expect to find success at Coors Field, where pitches flatten and fly balls sail.

Granted, he's always been more of a groundball pitcher, which made the high home run rates kind of surprising, and has become even more of one this year by relying more than ever on his sinker. But again, the thin air of Coors Field flattens pitches. Other sinkerballers have failed there, most famously Mike Hampton. He got off to a good start, too, before the need to create more sink forced him into some bad habits mechanically.

Considering his brutal track record, I'd be doubting the legitimacy of Lyles' hot start even if he was pitching elsewhere, but in Colorado especially, I'm staying far away.


Bullpen lets Jordan Lyles down


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles had no trouble dealing with the Diamondbacks Wednesday, but the bullpen cost him a win in a 5-4 loss.

Lyles tossed his third quality start in a row, limiting Arizona's offense to just one run on three hits. He walked two batters and struck out one, while picking up nine groundball outs.

Lyles exited the game in line for a 4-1 win, but the bullpen surrendered four runs over the final three innings, leaving him saddled with a no-decision. He remains 3-0 on the season with a 2.70 ERA heading into his next start, set for Monday against the Rangers. 


Jordan Lyles settles for no-decision vs. Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles put together a quality outing, but had to settle for a no-decision Friday night against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. The right-hander permitted two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four in seven innings of work.

Lyles allowed four runs in his first start of the season. Since then, he has allowed just four earned runs over his last 18 2/3 innings pitched in three starts. He owns a 3.04 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP with an 18:7 K:BB ratio over 30 2/3 innings pitched. He'll make his next start Wednesday at Arizona.

Jordan Lyles pitches well in win vs. Phillies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles gave up just one unearned run on five hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out two in his team's 3-1 win over the Phillies Saturday.

Lyles (3-0) has done a good job limiting scoring over his last three starts despite not posting a strong strikeout rate. The Phillies' only run came in the eighth inning, when the only batter Lyles pitched to in the inning came around to score. He owns a 3.42 ERA and 14:6 K:BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings. Lyles is slated to face the Dodgers in Los Angeles Friday.


Jordan Lyles surrenders three runs vs. Padres Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks in five innings while striking out three and not factoring into the decision his team's 5-4 loss to the Padres Monday.

Lyles threw just 48 of his 81 pitches for strikes, but he put together four scoreless innings before giving up all three runs in the fifth. He was still in line for a win until the Padres plated two runners in the eighth inning. Lyles takes a 4.32 ERA and 12:5 K:BB ratio into Saturday's matchup with the Phillies.


Jordan Lyles beats out Franklin Morales for final rotation spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles is expected to remain in the rotation and will start Monday against the Padres. With Tyler Chatwood (hamstring) expected to return from the disabled list Sunday, the team will move Franklin Morales to the bullpen, manager Walt Weiss told reporters on Friday, the team announced.

Rockies may choose Jordan Lyles over Franklin Morales in rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) With Tyler Chatwood (hamstring) expected to return from the disabled list and make his first start of the season Sunday against the Giants, the Rockies could keep Jordan Lyles in the rotation but Franklin Morales could be the odd man out in the rotation, according to the Denver Post on Friday.

Jordan Lyles in a good spot to keep job


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles is in a good spot to keep the fifth starter job, according to the Denver Post

With Tyler Chatwood slated to return soon, the club needs to move a pitcher out of the rotation in order to make room for Chatwood. Both Lyles and Franklin Morales would seem to be the most obvious candidates to go. Lyles has been solid over two starts, posting a 3.86 ERA.

Morales gave up six earned runs Tuesday against the White Sox. He also struggled against the Marlins in his first appearance. 


Jordan Lyles earns second win Monday vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles recorded his second win of the season Monday, giving up one earned run on five hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 8-1 win over the White Sox.

Lyles (2-0) was fortunate to pick up a win in his first start after giving up four runs in five innings, but he pitched much better Monday, with the only blemish coming in the seventh inning. He also went 3 for 3 at the plate, driving in two runs. Lyles owns a 3.86 ERA and 9:3 K:BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings. He's lined up to take on the Giants in San Francisco Sunday.


Jordan Lyles pitches well enough in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles got an early cushion Wednesday against the Marlins, and that was enough to earn him a win in his season debut.

Lyles, starting in place of the injured Tyler Chatwood, pitched five innings to get his win. He allowed four runs on five hits, including a two-run home run by Giancarlo Stanton in the sixth inning before he was pulled. Lyles also struck out five batters while walking one and throwing 53 of 82 pitches for strikes in the 6-5 win.

Lyles will probably make at least one more spot start in Chatwood's place, likely Monday against the White Sox.