Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles will have season-ending surgery on his toe on June 10.
Colorado Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles will have season-ending surgery on his toe on June 10, the team announced Wednesday.
The surgery will replace the medial collateral ligament in his left big toe, according to The Denver Post.
Lyles compared the surgery to "Tommy John for my toe," referring to the increasingly common procedure faced by pitchers to repair the ulnar collateral ligament. The injury is similar to turf toe.
Lyles injured the toe in his previous start on May 23 against the San Francisco Giants.
The 24-year-old's absence will deplete a pitching staff that already has the worst ERA in the major leagues at 4.80.
In 10 starts for Colorado this season, Lyles went 2–5 with a 5.14 ERA.