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Lance Lynn | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 275
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Saturday's game between the White Sox and Twins was postponed due to inclement weather.
It's the second straight day that the two sides have been rained out. Lance Lynn will get pushed back to start for the Twins on Sunday, if the weather in Minnesota improves. Apr 14 - 9:58 AM

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Lance Lynn tossed five scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the Astros on Monday.

Lynn struck out nine and held a dangerous Astros offense to three hits, but four walks led to an early elevated pitch count. Minnesota's bullpen gave up two runs and the Twins' hitters were held scoreless against Justin Verlander and the Houston 'pen. Lynn will hope for better run support in his next outing at home against the White Sox.
Apr 10 - 12:00 AM

Sunday's game between the Mariners and Twins has been postponed due to inclement weather.

There are freezing temperatures in Minneapolis and snow could be on the way. The game will be made up on May 14. Scheduled starters Lance Lynn and Marco Gonzales will be pushed back a day.
Apr 8 - 10:59 AM

Lance Lynn tied his career high with six walks while giving up five runs in four innings Monday against the Pirates.

It was still better than his last start against the Pirates; he gave up eight runs in two-thirds of an inning versus Pittsburgh in his next-to-last outing of 2017. Three of the walks and all five runs today came in the first, an inning that included a Colin Moran grand slam. Lynn wasn't exactly good after that, but at least there was no additional damage. He'll get the Astros next time out.
Apr 2 - 4:53 PM

Lance Lynn is slated to make his Twins' debut next Monday against the Pirates.

Lynn will still start the first time through the rotation despite not signing until earlier this month. The veteran right-hander made it through a bullpen session with no issues on Monday and will pitch in a minor league game on Wednesday in preparation for his season debut.
Mar 27 - 1:53 PM

Lance Lynn held the Astros to one run and two hits over four innings on Friday.

Lynn has been sharp in both of his starts since signing with the Twins, and he'll be all set to go in the first week of the season. We're not expecting much in the way of mixed-league value, but he's a big upgrade for the Twins.
Mar 23 - 3:57 PM

Lance Lynn struck out five in three hitless innings Tuesday in his Grapefruit League debut against the Orioles.

Lynn started today despite only officially signing his contract on Monday, and he retired nine of the 10 Orioles he faced. He's on track to start the first time through the Twins' regular-season rotation.
Mar 13 - 4:59 PM

Twins signed RHP Lance Lynn to a one-year, $12 million contract.

The deal was reached over the weekend and it's now official. Lynn was aiming much higher at the start of the offseason, but the market worked in the Twins' favor and the club was smart to take advantage as they attempt to build off their surprise 2017 season. The 30-year-old Lynn owns a 3.38 career ERA and should remain relevant in mixed fantasy leagues with the move to the American League.
Mar 12 - 3:15 PM

Lance Lynn is expected to make his spring debut on Tuesday.

It will also be his Twins debut, though his new one-year, $12 million deal isn't official yet. Lynn has been working out even though he hasn't been with a team, so he's expected to be right on track for the start of the regular season.
Mar 12 - 2:58 PM

Even with the signing of Lance Lynn, Twins' manager Paul Molitor said he planned to open the season with a four-man rotation.

Due to off-days early in the season the Twins don't need a fourth starter for awhile, so it sounds like they'll roll with Lynn, Jake Odorizzi, Jose Berrios and Kyle Gibson.
Mar 11 - 9:32 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports the Twins and free agent Lance Lynn are in agreement on a one-year, $12 million deal.

Multiple outlets were reporting that the sides were close on a one-year deal, and Morosi says it's now done. One year is surely less than Lynn set out to get at the start of free agency, but he was one of a number of free agents who found the market unfavorable. The Twins, meanwhile, are loading up for another postseason run, having acquired Lynn, Logan Morrison and Jake Odorizzi in recent weeks. Lynn should do well in Minnesota and, with the carrot of another payday next winter, should also be motivated this season.
Mar 10 - 4:42 PM

The Twins are "closing in on a deal" with free agent Lance Lynn, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The Twins reportedly recently made a two-year, $20 million offer to Lynn, so the smoke has been there. Heyman says this deal would likely be for one year. The Twins have taken advantage of the down market for free agents this winter, also inking Logan Morrison to a seemingly below-market deal. Lynn posted a strong 3.43 ERA in 186 1/3 innings last year with the Cardinals and would fit nicely in the Twins rotation.
Mar 10 - 4:32 PM

According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins recently made a two-year, $20 million offer to free agent Lance Lynn but it was a "non-starter."

It was reported a week ago that Lynn had rejected an offer from the Twins, and now we know the numbers. The 30-year-old right-hander is presumably looking for something more in the three-year or four-year range, with a much higher average annual value than $10 million. But the calendar is moving quickly toward the opening of the 2018 regular season and Lynn will want to get into a major league camp soon to get properly stretched out. Lynn returned from Tommy John surgery last season to deliver a 3.43 ERA and 153 strikeouts in 186 1/3 innings with the Cardinals. He owns a strong 3.38 career ERA.
Mar 6 - 5:23 PM

Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio reports that the Twins are unlikely to sign any of the top remaining starting pitchers on the free agent market.

Many had thought that after they lost out on Yu Darvish, that they'd move on down the list and still find a way to reinforce their starting rotation. They reportedly made an offer to Lance Lynn last month, but talks have appeared to fizzle out since then. Bowden doesn't expect the Twins to be in the mix for Lynn, Jake Arrieta or Alex Cobb.
Mar 4 - 9:14 PM

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN reports that the Twins' offer to Lance Lynn last month "was for more than 2/12ish."

How much more than two years and $12 million isn't known, but that's a really low number so it's no surprise that Lynn rejected it. Wolfson adds that "there aren't any active discussions between the sides," so unless one side budges significantly it doesn't sound like there's a match here. The Phillies, Nationals, Brewers and Orioles are other clubs that have been connected to Lynn.
Mar 2 - 9:34 AM

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2Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Eduardo Escobar
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Logan Morrison
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Starting Pitcher
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Lance Lynn
4Jake Odorizzi
5Kyle Gibson
6Phil Hughes
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Trevor May
8Tyler Kinley
9Gabriel Moya
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