Jordan Lyles SP COL 1 month ago

Lyles (toe) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Wednesday.

This is merely a procedural move to free up a 40-man roster spot for Justin Miller, as Lyles was ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his left big toe early this month. Lyles is expected to remain off his foot entirely for up to two months.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 months ago

Lyles, who will undergo season-ending surgery on his left big toe next week, will be forced to stay off his foot for up to two months, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Lyles will have the medical collateral ligament and the capsule in the toe repaired, in a procedure the pitcher characterized as "Tommy John surgery for my big toe." After resting and recovery during the first two months post-surgery, Lyles is then expected to be on crutches for an additional two months before he's cleared to resume throwing again. Such a timeline would put him on track to start working out again in October, which should afford him plenty of time to prepare himself for spring training in 2016. Lyles will still be just 25 next season, but rotten luck on the injury front has consistently interfered with his development during his tenure with the Rockies. In addition to the toe injury that had previously bothered him two weeks ago before he aggravated in over the past weekend, Lyles missed two months of last season when he broke his non-throwing hand while covering home plate on a wild pitch.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 months ago

Lyles to undergo season-ending toe surgery next Wednesday.

Lyles will miss the entire 2015 season after it was initially thought he might be able to come back. He aggravated the toe injury on June 1, and was placed on the disabled list immediately. Chris Rusin and Jon Gray seem poised to take over in Lyles' absence.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 months ago

Lyles (toe) had his left foot outfitted in a walking boot Tuesday following his visit with a specialist, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

It hasn't been determined yet if Lyles will require surgery on the toe, as the Rockies are still awaiting the results of Tuesday's tests. After placing Lyles on the DL earlier this week, the Rockies will have to identify a pitcher to assume his spot in the rotation for Saturday's game against the Marlins. The leading candidates include current long men Chris Rusin and David Hale, as well as top pitching prospect Jon Gray.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 months ago

Lyles will visit a foot specialist Tuesday to determine if surgery is necessary on his sprained left big toe, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

The Rockies don't have an estimate on a timetable if Lyles were to require surgery, which would seem to be a likely outcome given that he's already been diagnosed with a ligament tear in the toe. Lyles was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday to open up a roster spot for reliever Tommy Kahnle, but it's expected that Chris Rusin will serve as his replacement in the Rockies' rotation.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 months ago

Lyles (toe) was placed on the disabled list Monday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Lyles aggravated his big toe injury in Saturday's start against the Phillies, and it will additionally force him to the disabled list. It's unclear who will take his spot in the rotation moving forward, but David Hale and Christian Bergman are likely two of the top candidates.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 months ago

Lyles left Sunday's start after aggravating his left big toe injury that has forced him to leave three of his last four starts early, and he will not make his next scheduled start, the Denver Post reports. "It's not very good," manager Walt Weiss said.

Lyles is expected to go to the DL with the injury, but the Rockies have yet to confirm the move is coming. Chris Rusin relieved Lyles from Sunday's game, and Rusin seems the most likely pitcher to step up and start while Lyles is out.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 months ago

The Rockies confirmed Lyles aggravated his sprained left big toe in Sunday's outing against the Phillies, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Lyles has been snake-bitten on the injury front this season, and it's possible this latest setback could cost him his next start. The right-hander is currently lined up to make his next turn Saturday versus the Marlins, but if his toe still proves bothersome by then, the Rockies could turn to long men Christian Bergman or Chris Rusin, or delve into the Triple-A ranks and bring David Hale aboard.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 months ago

Lyles was pulled from Sunday's start against the Phillies in the second inning after he was struck in the foot by a Cody Asche liner, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Lyles was nursing a sprained left big toe heading into Sunday's outing, and it's possible he might have aggravated the injury while attempting to avoid the Asche comebacker. The right-hander, who gave up two runs over his 1.1 innings, has been forced to exit three of his last four starts early due to injury, preventing him from getting any rhythm going of late. The Rockies replaced Lyles with Chris Rusin, who could be a spot-start option for the team if Lyles is unable to make his next scheduled turn.

Jordan Lyles SP COL 2 months ago

Lyles (toe) will make his next start Sunday against the Phillies, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Lyles has been in limbo since departing his last start with a sprained toe, but he will return to the mound Sunday -- eight days after his previous outing. Lyles owned a 2.92 ERA after his first four starts of the season, but he has had a rough go of it since, posting a 7.43 ERA over his last five outings.