Colorado Rockies’ starting pitcher Jordan Lyles will have surgery to repair the medial collateral ligament and the capsule in his left big toe and it will end his 2015 season, according to MLB.com’s Dargan Southward.
#Rockies announce that Jordan Lyles will have season-ending surgery to repair the medial collateral ligament & capsule in his left big toe.
— Dargan Southard (@dsouth16) June 3, 2015
The procedure will be performed by Dr. Joshua Metzl.
Lyles originally sprained his left big toe on May 23 against the Giants, causing him to exit after just four innings. His next start was scheduled for Friday in Philadelphia, but it was then pushed back to Sunday, when Lyles faced just six hitters before leaving the game.
— Nick Groke (@nickgroke) June 3, 2015
Chris Rusin, who replaced Lyles in Sunday’s games, is a top candidate to replace him in the rotation. Rusin is 1-0 with a 0.77 ERA in two relief appearances and picked up the victory Sunday.
Jon Gray, currently pitching at Triple-A Albuquerque, is also a candidate to take Lyles’s spot. He is 2-5 with a 5.40 ERA in 9 starts.
Last season, Lyles missed more than two months after he broke his left glove hand covering home plate after a wild pitch on June 4 at Coors Field.
Lyles, who was in his second year with the Rockies, finishes the season with a 2-5 record and 5.14 ERA over 10 starts and 49 innings.
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