Rockies avoid arbitration with Jordan Lyles

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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Rockies and pitcher Jordan Lyles have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $2.475 million. The Rockies also avoided arbitration with outfielder Drew Stubbs.

Lyles, 24, was entering his first year of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander finished the 2014 season with a 4.33 ERA and a 90/46 K/BB ratio in 126 2/3 innings for the Rockies. Taken in the first round of the 2008 draft by the Astros, Lyles went to the Rockies in December 2013 in the Dexter Fowler trade.

The Rockies also announced on Twitter that the club avoided arbitration with pitcher Tyler Chatwood. The amount of the deal is not yet known.

Carl Crawford arrested on domestic violence charge

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Former major league outfielder Carl Crawford has been arrested in Texas on a domestic violence charge, TMZ reports. The charge was designated as “assault fam/house mem impede breath circulate,” suggesting that Crawford allegedly choked someone. Crawford surrendered to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The alleged incident occurred in May.

Crawford was in the news last week as well when two people — a 25-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy — were found dead at his home in Houston. The boy reportedly had trouble breathing and the woman jumped in to help him.

Crawford, who owns a record label called 1501 Certified Entertainment, posted a message on Instagram about the incident:

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There will likely be more information brought to light about Crawford’s alleged domestic violence incident in the coming days. It is unclear if there are any common factors between the domestic violence incident and the pool incident.