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Rotowire: Mar 3 / 8:26a ET
News: Lyles will start the Rockies' Cactus League opener Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Although manager Walt Weiss' Opening Day rotation isn't set in stone, it would be a major surprise if Lyles failed to capture a starting role. An underdog last spring training to come away with a rotation spot, Lyles ended up performing better than anticipated over his 22 starts, submitting a 4.33 ERA (4.22 FIP). A subpar strikeout rate will probably prevent him from gaining much traction in mid-sized or shallower fantasy formats, but if nothing else, he should be a capable innings eater for the Rockies.
Rotowire: Jan 14 / 4:13p ET
News: Lyles and the Rockies have avoided arbitration Wednesday, agreeing to a one-year, $2.475 million contract, Jon Heyman reports.
Impact: Lyles had an unspectacular but promising year at Coors Field in 2014, putting up a 4.33 ERA that works out to near league average when park is accounted for. Lyles' ERA, 4.22 FIP and 1.37 WHIP were all career-best marks for the 24-year-old.
StatsLLC: Jan 14 / 12:00a ET
News: Lyles avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract with the Colorado Rockies. Lyles receives $2,475,000, but the deal is not guaranteed.
Impact: Lyles was 7-4 with a 4.33 ERA in 22 starts last year and made $502,000. He was sidelined for two months after breaking his left hand June 4 when he tried to tag out Arizona's Martin Prado at home after a first-inning wild pitch.