Drew Stubbs, Jordan Lyles agree to 1-year deals with Rockies
Outfielder Drew Stubbs and right-hander Jordan Lyles avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts with the Colorado Rockies.
Stubbs gets $5,825,000 under Wednesday’s agreement and Lyles receives $2,475,000. Both deals are not guaranteed.
Stubbs made $4.1 million last year, his first season in Colorado. He hit a career-best .289 with 15 homers and 43 RBI in 132 games for the Rockies.
In six seasons with the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Rockies, Stubbs has a .246 batting average with 84 home runs.
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.
Colorado’s other players who filed for arbitration Tuesday are right-handers Jhoulys Chacin, Tyler Chatwood and Adam Ottavino; left-hander Rex Brothers; and catchers Mike McKenry and Adam Ottavino. Players who don’t settle by Friday will swap proposed arbitration salaries with the Rockies.