Lyles frustrated with monotonous rehab, eager to return to Rockies
AUG 28, 6:11a ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: Sep 24 / 8:12a ET
News: Lyles (toe) will pitch in winter instructional league during the offseason, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Impact: 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, considering that a broken hand and a broken toe have limited him to just 32 starts over the last two years. Lyles will likely be one of several pitchers who 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.
Rotowire: Sep 21 / 8:10a ET
News: Lyles (toe) threw a 30-pitch simulated game Saturday, the Denver Post reports.
Impact: 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.
Rotowire: Sep 13 / 5:46p ET
News: Lyles (toe) threw a bullpen session over the weekend, the Denver Post reports.
Impact: Lyles has now thrown twice since undergoing surgery on one of his toes in early June, but he's not a candidate to return during the final couple weeks of the season. Instead, Lyles will turn his attention toward winter league ball, where he'll try to pick up some innings in preparation for spring training.