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Rockies activate Lyles, place Anderson on 15-day DL

DENVER - The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has activated right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles from the 60-day disabled list and placed left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson on the 15-day disabled list. In addition, the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Brooks Brown from Triple-A and outfielder Jason Pridie has been designated for assignment. Lyles (#24), who is scheduled to start, and Brown (#51) will be available for the Rockies in tonight's game against the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field (6:40 p.m. MT).

Lyles, 23, returns to the Rockies after missing 54 games while on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured left third metacarpal that occurred on June 4 against Arizona. Prior to his injury, Lyles made 12 starts and went 5-1 record with a 3.52 ERA (69.0 ip, 27 er) for Colorado. He made two scoreless rehab appearances, one at High-A Modesto and one at Triple-A Colorado Springs, and allowed just six hits with eight strikeouts over 8.1 innings at the two stops. Lyles has pitched in parts of four Major League seasons with the Astros (2011-13) and Rockies (2014) and owns a career Major League mark of 19-30 with a 5.07 ERA (446.0 ip, 251 er), 143 walks and 308 strikeouts.

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Anderson, 26, suffered a lower back strain in his start on August 5 against the Chicago Cubs, which removed him from the game after 3.0 innings. Since returning from the 60-day disabled list (fractured left index finger) on July 13, the 6-foot-4 left-handed starter made five starts and went 1-1 with a 2.54 ERA (28.1 ip, 8 er) while pitching into the seventh inning in three of those starts. For the season, Anderson has made eight starts going 1-3 with a 2.91 ERA (43.1 ip, 14 er) and has allowed just one home run. He has made 92 career appearances, 81 starts, going 27-32 with a 3.73 ERA (494.0 ip, 205 er), 502 hits, 133 walks and 386 strikeouts.

Brown, 29, is returning to the Rockies for his second Major League stint. He made his Major League debut for the Rockies on July 6th and spent nearly a month in the Majors with Colorado from July 6-29. Brown went 0-1 with a 7.56 ERA (8.1 ip, 7 er), 2 walks and 8 strikeouts with the Rockies the first time around. The Statesboro, GA native has spent the balance of 2014 at Triple-A Colorado Springs as a member of the bullpen. In 34 games with the Sky Sox he has gone 1-1 with a 4.43 ERA (42.2 ip, 21 er), 17 walks and 39 strikeouts. Brown was originally signed by Colorado as a Minor League free agent on November 15, 2013.

Pridie, 31, originally had his contract selected from Triple-A on August 2nd and appeared in two games for the Rockies, going 1-for-4 with a run. Prior to his call-up, he had spent the entire season with Colorado Springs playing in 87 games. With the Sky Sox he hit .275 (93-for-338) with 13 doubles, 4 triples, 10 home runs, 43 RBI and 51 runs with 22 stolen bases in 28 attempts. During the month of May, Pridie hit .317 (33-for-104) with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 18 RBI and 15 runs in 27 games. 2014 marks his fourth-straight season (2011-14) appearing on a Major League roster, all with a different club. The Phoenix, AZ native has hit .229 (54-for-236) with 12 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs, 24 RBI and 33 runs in 126 Major League games.

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.

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