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Tyler Lyons | Relief Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Double-A Springfield.
Lyons is back in the majors to serve as long relief depth for the stretch run. He struck out eight batters over 4 2/3 scoreless innings on Saturday against the Cubs and could be a pretty nice September weapon for St. Louis. Sep 2 - 3:22 PM

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Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Double-A Springfield.

It's a procedural move, as Lyons will be recalled on Tuesday. The lefty is an option to start on Thursday.
Aug 31 - 12:19 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons will pitch out of the bullpen initially but could make a spot start in Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs. The 26-year-old left-hander owns a 5.00 ERA and 67/25 K/BB ratio in 81 career major league innings.
Aug 25 - 11:28 AM

Cardinals optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis.

He's clearing room for the return of Joe Kelly. Lyons was blasted for four runs -- one earned -- over three relief innings Thursday. He'll return to Memphis' rotation.
Jul 11 - 2:48 PM

Tyler Lyons will pitch out of the bullpen for the Cardinals.

The assumption was that the Cardinals were calling up Lyons to start this week, but Joe Kelly (hamstring) will be activated to rejoin the rotation Friday against the Brewers.
Jul 7 - 5:50 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons will presumably step into the Cardinals' rotation for a spot start this week against the Brewers, but Joe Kelly (hamstring) could then take over the vacancy after that. Lyons owns a 5.19 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 66/23 K/BB ratio in 78 career major league innings.
Jul 7 - 3:36 PM

Cardinals activated LHP Tyler Lyons from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons, who landed on the disabled list with a shoulder strain in mid-May, has made it through a pair of rehab starts without incident. Back to full health, he'll serve as rotation depth in Triple-A.
Jun 19 - 5:05 PM

Tyler Lyons (shoulder) allowed one run in two innings Monday with Double-A Springfield in his first minor league rehab start.

It was his first appearance since going down with a left shoulder strain in mid-May. He allowed three hits and no walks while striking out three batters. The Cardinals will likely want him to make another couple of starts in the minors before considering bringing him back. It's possible he'll simply be optioned to Triple-A once he's back to full health.
Jun 10 - 11:31 AM

Tyler Lyons said his left shoulder "felt pretty normal compared to what it was" when he played catch Tuesday.

Lyons has been playing catch for about a week and appears to be making steady progress from a left shoulder strain. It's possible he could be cleared to throw off a mound by the end of the week. The lefty doesn't have a timetable to return but is trending in the right direction.
May 28 - 11:14 AM

Tyler Lyons (shoulder) resumed playing catch earlier this week.

Lyons had an MRI earlier this week, which confirmed the Cardinals' suspicion that his shoulder injury was minor. He could throw a bullpen session next week, with a return in early June looking feasible.
May 22 - 8:56 PM

Tyler Lyons (shoulder) will undergo an MRI soon.

The left-hander doesn't think his shoulder injury is serious, but the Cardinals want to get him checked out just in case. Lyons began experiencing discomfort in the third inning of Monday's start and was pulled after four frames.
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May 13 - 7:21 PM

Cardinals placed LHP Tyler Lyons on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

The move comes one day after Lyons was rocked for nine runs over four innings against the Cubs. Jaime Garcia (shoulder) pitched well in a rehab start on Monday and is the logical candidate to replace him in the starting rotation.
May 13 - 2:37 PM

Tyler Lyons was lit up for nine runs in four innings by the Cubs on Monday.

The Cardinals didn't want to go to the pen early in this one, so they left Lyons in as long as they could. Unfortunately, he still wasn't able to give them any length. His ERA jumped from 3.43 to 6.12 in the game, and it's likely that he'll take that number with him back to Triple-A. The Cardinals are going to need to add a fresh arm or two, and they can activate Jaime Garcia to replace Lyons in the rotation this weekend.
May 13 - 12:30 AM

Tyler Lyons struck out seven while allowing one run over six innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Tuesday.

Lyons' only mistake on the evening was a changeup that Justin Upton hit roughly 600 feet. Otherwise, Lyons was on the verge of dominant, allowing just three hits and a walk in his six innings of work. The Cardinals offense couldn't get him a win for his efforts, so he remains 0-2 with a 3.43 ERA over 21 innings. With Joe Kelly's setback, Lyons will remain in the rotation, facing the Cubs on Monday.
May 6 - 9:57 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that the team is leaning towards skipping Tyler Lyons' next turn in the rotation.

Lyons had been due to pitch Friday, but he'll be available out of the bullpen starting Tuesday. Depending on how quickly Joe Kelly (hamstring) can recover, it's possible Lyons won't be needed for another start.
Apr 29 - 6:15 PM

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4Scott Moore
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2Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
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3B1Matt Carpenter
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LF1Matt Holliday
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RF1Jason Heyward
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PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Kevin Siegrist
8Marco Gonzales
9Tyler Lyons
10Nick Greenwood
11Samuel Tuivailala
12Miguel Socolovich
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