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Lance Lynn | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 280
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Lance Lynn (rib) will start in a minor league game on Thursday.
Lynn was pulled from a Grapefruit League outing Saturday with a rib injury, although the Cardinals said his removal was precautionary. At this point, there's been nothing to suggest the ailment could keep him from making his first start once the regular season begins. Mar 27 - 4:15 PM

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Lance Lynn was removed from his Grapefruit League start on Saturday after one inning due to precautionary reasons.

No word as to what the potential issue was, but they did not that he would have remained in the game had it been a regular season game. Before departing, Lynn worked a perfect inning with one strikeout.
Mar 25 - 2:54 PM

Lance Lynn pitched five scoreless innings against the Braves in the Cardinals' 5-2 victory Sunday.

Lynn allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three. The Cardinals are pleased with how strong he's been in his return from Tommy John surgery this spring, and he's sure to open up in the rotation.
Mar 19 - 4:39 PM

Lance Lynn allowed one run in three innings Thursday in his second spring start.

Lynn, who is 16 months removed from Tommy John surgery, has allowed two earned runs in nine innings this spring. He was always a solid mixed-league starter before getting hurt, and he could be one again this year.
Mar 9 - 3:50 PM

Lance Lynn started against the Nationals on Saturday and turned in four solid innings, allowing just one run on two hits as the Nationals and Cardinals played to a 1-1 tie.

He struck out one batter and did not issue a walk. The Cardinals were expected to take it slow with Lynn this spring but it didn't look like it today as they let him throw four full innings. He missed the entire 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Lynn had a 3.03 ERA in 31 starts in 2015.
Mar 4 - 3:47 PM

Lance Lynn allowed one run in two innings Monday against the Nationals.

The Cardinals talked earlier this month about going slow with Lynn and skipping him the first time through the rotation, but there he was pitching in the team's third game of the spring. Barring an unexpected setback in his rehab from Tommy John, he'll open the year in their rotation.
Feb 27 - 4:24 PM

The Cardinals are considering holding Lance Lynn (elbow) back until the second time through the rotation during spring training.

If it happens it will just be the club being extra cautious, as Lynn will enter camp without any limitations. He didn't make a start in the majors last season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but Lynn did pitch for a bit in the minors. The righty will be 17 months removed from the operation by Opening Day, which should give him a better chance than most post-Tommy John guys to regain his footing right away.
Feb 10 - 9:54 AM

Lance Lynn told KFNS 590 in St. Louis on Thursday that he expects to hit the open market after the 2017 season.

Lynn said he's open to remaining with the Cardinals via that process but wants to "see what free agency has to offer" following the final year of a three-year, $22 million deal signed in January 2015. The big right-hander should be close to 100 percent recovered from last winter's Tommy John surgery heading into camp this spring and he put up a 2.87 ERA in 379 innings between 2014-2015. Lynn could be in for a big payday next winter if the elbow fully rebounds.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 02:15:00 PM

Cardinals activated RHP Lance Lynn from the 60-day disabled list.

Lynn didn't pitch at the big league level in 2016 as he recovered from Tommy John surgery, making just two minor league rehab starts. He's expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of spring training. Prior to his injury, he compiled an excellent 3.37 ERA and 766/291 K/BB ratio over 791 1/3 innings with the Cardinals.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 10:09:00 AM

Lance Lynn (elbow) has ended his minor league rehab assignment.

Lynn tossed 48 pitches over three scoreless innings in a start at Double-A Springfield last week and felt fine after the outing, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Cardinals made the decision to shut him down because he "was not going to be cleared to contribute in the majors this season" just 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery. Lynn should be 100 percent for the beginning of spring training next February. The 29-year-old right-hander holds an excellent 3.37 ERA and 766 strikeouts in 791 1/3 career major league innings.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 11:12:00 AM

Lance Lynn (elbow) acknowledged Tuesday that the odds of him pitching for the Cardinals in 2016 are "very slim."

"Realistically, the chances of getting back to the major leagues and being productive are very slim," said the right-hander. Lynn underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery only nine months ago and that procedure typically requires 12-15 months of rest and rehab. Yet he made two appearances at High-A Palm Beach last week and is scheduled to start for Double-A Springfield this Wednesday.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 06:43:00 PM

Lance Lynn (elbow) is set to make a rehab start Wednesday with Double-A Springfield.

He'll likely throw around 50 pitches, or three innings. Lynn worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings in his minor league rehab debut last Monday with High-A Palm Beach but struggled in his next outing in High-A ball the following Friday. He's no sure bet to rejoin the Cardinals in 2016 despite the recent activity.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 05:04:00 PM

Lance Lynn (elbow) tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings Monday in his first minor league rehab start with High-A Palm Beach.

Lynn was pretty sharp in his first game since the NLDS last October, giving up one hit and no walks while striking out one. He threw 19 out of 27 pitches for strikes. Lynn is only nine months removed from Tommy John surgery, but the Cardinals haven't ruled him out as a possibility to contribute in September.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 07:27:00 PM

Lance Lynn (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Palm Beach.

Lynn had Tommy John surgery last November, so the original assumption was that he would miss the entire 2016 season, but he has convinced the Cardinals that he's ready to give it a go in game action. The club might decide to play it safe at some point, but there's a chance that he could have a role in September.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 04:42:00 PM

Lance Lynn (elbow) has thrown seven live batting practices.

He's hoping to appear in a minor league game by the end of next month. Obviously Lynn hasn't given up on pitching again this season, though we're guessing the Cardinals will play it safe and hold him out until spring training. Lynn is about nine months removed from Tommy John surgery.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 05:45:00 PM

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2Matt Adams
3Chad Huffman
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3B1Jhonny Peralta
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LF1Randal Grichuk
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S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6John Gant
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4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
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