Cubs outfielder Ian Happ grounded out in the top of the fourth inning. To make matters worse, he tripped over his own bat as he just got out of the batter’s box.
Fortunately, Happ wasn’t injured and we can all have a laugh at his expense.
Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.
The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.