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Lance Lynn | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Lance Lynn allowed one run over six innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday against the White Sox.
Lynn and Chris Sale squared off in a game that was decided after both were out of the game. The right-hander allowed six hits and walked one while striking out six in the outing. It was his second start since coming off the disabled list and his second strong start in the same span. Lynn is still 5-4 but owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 89/27 K/BB ratio this season. He'll take the hill again Sunday against the Padres. Jun 30 - 11:52 PM

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Lance Lynn will have his next start pushed up to Tuesday.

Lynn was supposed to start Wednesday against the White Sox but instead he'll pitch Tuesday in place of Jaime Garcia (groin). If Garcia can't go Wednesday, he'll be replaced by John Lackey. Lynn looked sharp in his return from the disabled list on Thursday, scattering two hits over six scoreless innings in a win over Miami.
Jun 27 - 6:55 PM

Lance Lynn blanked the Marlins for six innings Thursday in the Cardinals' 5-1 victory.

Lynn looked strong in his return from the disabled list. He did walk four and just 51 of his 92 pitches were strikes, but his velocity and movement were very good. He surrendered only two hits, both of which were singles.
Jun 25 - 10:20 PM

Cardinals activated RHP Lance Lynn from the 15-day disabled list.

Lynn wound up missing two turns in the Cardinals' starting rotation with a right forearm strain. He will return Thursday night against the Marlins. The 28-year-old boasts a 2.83 ERA and 258 strikeouts in 277 innings (45 starts) since the beginning of the 2014 season.
Jun 25 - 12:55 PM

Lance Lynn (forearm) has been cleared to return to the Cardinals' rotation Thursday at Marlins Park.

Lynn made it through a bullpen session Saturday without issue. He's been on the disabled list since June 12 with a right forearm strain, which can be a scary diagnosis for a pitcher but seems relatively minor in this case. Lynn, 28, boasts a 2.83 ERA and 258 strikeouts in 277 innings (45 starts) since the beginning of the 2014 regular season. He should be a pretty good fantasy bet in Miami.
Jun 22 - 8:47 AM

Lance Lynn felt good after Saturday's bullpen session.

He threw about an inning's worth of pitches not including warmup tosses. The Cardinals can activate Lynn on Thursday but it's possible they'll wait until the weekend so he can pitch at home against the Cubs. Lynn will probably throw again on Tuesday. Tyler Lyons started in his place Friday night against the Phillies.
Jun 20 - 5:58 PM

Lance Lynn (forearm) is on track to rejoin the Cardinals' rotation on June 25 or 26.

Lynn played catch on Tuesday and said "everything felt strong." He should resume throwing off a mound soon. The Cards plan to start him in their series finale with the Marlins next Thursday or they could hold him back until they return home against the Cubs that Friday. Tyler Lyons will continue to hold a rotation spot until then.
Jun 17 - 9:49 AM

Lance Lynn (forearm) played catch Tuesday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.

Lynn was recently placed on the disabled list with a right forearm strain, but the Cardinals are hopeful that he'll only have to miss two starts. If so, he could return when eligible on June 23.
Jun 16 - 12:15 PM

Lance Lynn (forearm) will resume a throwing program on Tuesday.

Lynn had his right forearm looked at again on Monday and it apparently confirmed that he's merely dealing with a little inflammation. The right-hander is eligible for activation from the disabled list on June 23 and should be ready to go at that time as long as he can avoid setbacks.
Jun 15 - 9:00 PM

Lance Lynn will have his forearm examined again Monday.

Lynn was placed on the disabled list last Friday after experiencing tightness and cramping in his right forearm during a start last Tuesday in Los Angeles. But an MRI of both his elbow and forearm showed no structural damage and the Cardinals are optimistic that he will only have to miss one turn in the rotation. It sounds like Lynn will be back June 25.
Jun 15 - 8:54 AM

Cardinals placed Lance Lynn on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.

Lynn felt soreness in his forearm during Sunday's start against the Dodgers and after undergoing an MRI on Tuesday, he was placed on the disabled list on Friday. General Manager John Mozeliak said that he was hopeful that Lynn will be able to return to the rotation when eligible in a few weeks. Tyler Lyons will start in his place on Saturday.
Jun 12 - 4:43 PM

Lance Lynn was sent back to St. Louis on Tuesday to undergo an MRI on his ailing right arm.

Lynn experienced tightness in his forearm throughout his start Sunday night against the Dodgers. He was able to labor through five innings on 98 pitches in a Cardinals win, but the St. Louis medical staff wants to be sure the big right-hander isn't dealing with something serious before they clear him to make his next start. That next start is scheduled for Saturday at home against the Royals.
Jun 10 - 1:51 AM

Lance Lynn has received treatment on his right forearm and might alter his between-starts throwing routine.

Lynn insisted that the forearm tightness he experienced during Sunday's start is something he's "pitched through before," so it sounds at this point like he's not in danger of missing a turn. The Cardinals will be careful, though, since forearm tightness can sometimes be a precursor to a more serious ailment. More will be known about Lynn's status later this week.
Jun 8 - 7:12 PM

Lance Lynn acknowledged feeling forearm tightness throughout his start Sunday against the Dodgers.

Lynn was in noticeable discomfort by the third inning, but he was allowed to labor through the fifth on 98 pitches even after a few meetings with the Cardinals' trainer. That suggests that this isn't too serious, and Lynn did say after the game that he expects to make his next start. Look for an update following his between-starts bullpen session on Wednesday. Forearm tightness is typically a concerning symptom -- it often signals a larger arm issue -- but this really could be nothing. Lynn has been a workhorse for the Cardinals going on four years.
Jun 8 - 8:28 AM

Lance Lynn allowed a pair of runs on six hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday night.

Even without his best stuff, Lynn was able to limit the damage and keep his team in the ballgame, striking out five and walking one in his five frames. Justin Turner was responsible for all of the damage against him, with an RBI double in the first and an RBI single in the third inning. Still 4-4 on the season, Lynn heads into Saturday's start against the Royals with a 3.07 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 77/23 K/BB ratio over 73 1/3 innings on the year.
Jun 7 - 11:34 PM

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