Astros prospect to make MLB debut Tuesday
Jordan Lyles, a 20-year-old pitcher, has been called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City by the Houston Astros and will make his debut on Tuesday. The South Carolina native is being called up because of the injury to Wandy Rodriguez.
“As a little kid, I always wanted to play in the Majors. I never thought I’d pitch in the big leagues at 20 years old, but that day will come Tuesday,” he told MLB.com.
During this past spring training, he pitched five games for the Astros and he compiled a 2-1 record with a 1.98 ERA. Lyles was named the Astros Minor League Pitcher of the Year last year and has a 3-3 record in 10 starts and 3.20 ERA so far this season with a 2.16 ERA in his last seven outings.
Lyles was the 38th overall pick in the 2008 MLB draft and will make his first career start on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs on the road.
Rodriguez has been put on the 15-day DL after suffering an injury to his elbow and will look to rejoin the Astros on June 7.