Source: Rockies, Jordan Lyles agree on one-year deal, avoid arbitration
The Colorado Rockies and Jordan Lyles reportedly have agreed upon a new deal that will allow them to avoid arbitration.
A source tells FOX Sports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal that the Rockies and Lyles have agreed upon a one-year deal worth $2.475 million.
#Rockies agree with RHP Jordan Lyles on one-year, $2.475M contract, avoiding arbitration, source says.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 8, 2016
The 25-year-old starter was drafted by the Houston Astros in the first round of the 2008 amateur draft. Lyles pitched for the Astros for three years after making his major-league debut in 2011 before being traded to the Rockies alongside Brandon Barnes in exchange for outfielder Dexter Fowler.
In his two seasons in Colorado, the right-hander has posted a 9-9 record with a 4.56 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 120 strikeouts versus 65 walks in 175 2/3 innings over 32 starts.
Lyles has missed stretches during his time with the Rockies, becoming sidelined with a fractured metatarsal in his left hand in 2014 that limited him to 22 starts and a sprained left toe that held him to a mere 10 outings this past season.