The Astros will recall right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles from Triple A Oklahoma City to start on Sunday vs. the Reds in Cincinnati, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced.
Lyles is currently tied for the Pacific Coast League lead in wins with a 4-0 mark, posting wins in all four starts this season. He has a 3.46 ERA with 24 strikeouts in his 26.0 innings of work with just four walks. Lyles, who is scheduled to join the Astros in Cincinnati today, will officially be recalled on Sunday, at which time a corresponding move will be made.
Yesterday, the Astros placed right-handed starting pitcher Kyle Weiland on the 15-day disabled list due to soreness in his right shoulder. With Lyles starting on Sunday, the Astros rotation will go as follows for the upcoming Mets series: Right-handed pitcher Bud Norris will start on Monday, left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ will start on Tuesday and left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez will start on Wednesday.
Lyles made his Major League debut with the Astros in 2011 at the age of 20, making 15 starts overall. He earned his first Major League win on August 3rd at home against the Reds, whom he will face tomorrow.