There’s another Cardinal name to add to the growing number on the disabled list: Lance Lynn.
During his start last Sunday night against the Dodgers, Lynn’s forearm tightened up. He left the game after throwing 98 pitches in five innings. On Tuesday, he traveled to St. Louis for an examination on his forearm and the current diagnosis is a strained muscle in his right forearm. More details from STLtoday.com:
Mozeliak added that the club believes Lynn’s 15-day stint on the DL, which will be backdated to Monday, will provide sufficient time for him to recover from the injury. Lynn is expected to miss two starts.
Taking Lynn’s spot on the roster is Tyler Lyons. Here’s further information from the Cardinals press release.
Manager Mike Matheny has tabbed Lyons to start tomorrow afternoon’s game against Kansas City.
Lyons, 27, will be making his second appearance of the season with the Cardinals, after having made three starts (13.0 IP/17 strikeouts) from May 5-16.
Following his option to Memphis on May 16, Lyons has been one of the top pitchers in the Pacific Coast League, going 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA (26.2 IP/7 ER) his last four starts at Triple-A. Lyons’ overall mark at Memphis is 5-2 with a 2.61 ERA (seventh in PCL) in eight starts, striking out 56 (sixth) while walking only nine in his 48.1 innings of work.
The 6-4, 200-pound Lyons was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 7 after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (13.0 IP) in two starts last week. It was the third such honor during his career, the most ever by a Memphis Redbirds pitcher.
Lyons overall mark in the majors stands at 2-8 with a 4.73 ERA in 26 games (15 starts). He faced the Royals in his second career start on May 28, 2013, in a 4-1 win at Kauffman Stadium, allowing just one run on two hits in 7.0 IP.
Lyons wears uniform no. 70.
Lynn joins Adam Wainwright, Jordan Walden, Matt Adams and Matt Holliday among Cardinals currently on the disabled list.