Rockies Pitcher Jordan Lyles Breaks Hand, Placed on the Disabled List

Rob Carr/Getty Images(DENVER) -- The injuries continue to pile up for the Colorado Rockies. Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles is out indefinitely after breaking his left hand.

Lyles suffered the injury Wednesday night in the first inning when he attempted to tag out Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado at home after a wild pitch.

Amazingly, Lyles, a righty, stayed in the game and pitched four innings, but eventually realized just how severe the injury was.

"I knew something was wrong, because I've never felt that feeling before," Lyles said. "I didn't wanna come out in the first, make the bullpen go nine. Thankfully, we got four innings."

Lyles has arguably been the Rockies best starting pitcher this season. The 23-year-old is 5-1 this season with a 3.52 ERA.

Lyles injury comes less than a day after outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was placed on the disabled list with a finger injury. Not to mention, Nolan Arenado has been on the DL since late May with a fractured finger.


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