Rockies avoid arbitration with Drew Stubbs, Jordan Lyles, Tyler Chatwood

The Colorado Rockies have reached deals with outfielder Drew Stubbs and right-handed pitchers Jordan Lyles and Tyler Chatwood, the team announced earlier on Wednesday. The Rockies signed Stubbs and Lyles to one-year deals, as they signed Chatwood to a two-year deal, all avoiding arbitration.

The Rockies and Drew Stubbs settled on a one-year, $5.825 million deal for the 2015 season, as first reported by Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.

The 30-year-old outfielder hit .289/.339/.482 (.821 OPS, 115 OPS+) with fifteen home runs, 43 runs batted in and 20 stolen bases in 424 plate appearances over 132 games played with the Rockies last season.

The Rockies and Jordan Lyles agreed on a one-year, $2.475 million contract for the 2015 season, as first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

The 24-year-old right-hander pitched to a 7-4 record during the 2014 campaign with Colorado, compiling a 4.33 ERA, along with a 90/46 K/BB ratio, over 126 and 1/3 innings pitched.

The Rockies and Tyler Chatwood reached an agreement on a two-year, $2 million deal, which avoids arbitration, the team announced. According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Chatwood is guaranteed to make $1 million in the 2015 season and another $1 million in the 2016 season, while he could also receive a $250,000 bonus if he reaches a certain amount of starts in 2016.

The 25-year-old right-hander made only four starts last season for the Rockies before going down with an elbow injury, causing him to undergo Tommy John surgery, as he only posted a 4.50 ERA in 24 innings of work.

With those three agreements, the Rockies still have five other arbitration-eligible players who have not signed a contract for the 2015 season: Michael McKenry, Jhoulys Chacin, Wilin Rosario, Rex Brothers and Adam Ottavino.

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