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Tyler Lyons | Relief Pitcher | #70

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 9 (0) / STL
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Tyler Lyons (knee) will begin the year on the disabled list.
Lyons threw 12 pitches in his Cactus League debut on March 19 but hasn't appeared in a game since. It's unclear if he suffered a setback or if the Cardinals are just limiting his workload coming off knee surgery. With Lyons out to begin the season, Matt Bowman and Miguel Socolovich are both assured spots in the Cardinals' bullpen. Mar 25 - 4:34 PM

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Tyler Lyons, on his way back from knee surgery, made his spring debut Sunday, giving up two runs in an inning against the Braves.

As of a few days ago, it was still unlikely that Lyons would see any action in Grapefruit League games. However, he was able to gain medical clearance yesterday and the Cardinals put him right into the mix today. Lyons is still expected to open the year on the disabled list, but he probably won't be there for long, assuming that he proves the knee is sound. He's out of options, so the Cardinals will carry him as a middle reliever when he's healthy.
Mar 19 - 4:38 PM

Tyler Lyons (knee) threw another round of live batting practice on Thursday.

Lyons is ahead of schedule in his recovery from November knee surgery, but it doesn't sound like the Cardinals plan to get him into any Grapefruit League games this spring. And the left-hander is almost certain to begin the 2017 regular season on the disabled list. "[It's] kind of an interesting injury," manager Mike Matheny said Thursday morning. "We just have to keep our eyes on it, make sure we're not doing anything to put him backwards."
Mar 16 - 1:24 PM

Tyler Lyons (knee) faced hitters on a back field on Wednesday.

He'll do the same thing again soon. Lyons looks to be ahead of schedule as he works his way back from knee surgery. He'll begin the season on the disabled list but could join the Cardinals' bullpen at some point in April.
Mar 10 - 10:28 AM

Tyler Lyons (knee) has begun throwing off a mound.

It's quicker than expected, as Lyons is a bit ahead of schedule in his recovery from last November's right knee surgery. He's not expected to be ready by Opening Day but could appear in some Grapefruit League games next month. Lyons will most likely be used in relief for the Cardinals this season, although being stretched back out is an option after Alex Reyes went down.
Feb 17 - 10:15 AM

Tyler Lyons (knee) could begin throwing off a mound in about two weeks.

Lyons had surgery on his right knee in November and is expected to get a late start to the season. The left-hander was terrific last year in his first season as a full-time reliever, putting up a 3.38 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 46/14 K/BB ratio over 48 innings.
Feb 10 - 9:58 AM

Tyler Lyons underwent knee surgery on Tuesday.

A right knee injury kept Lyons out of action for the final two months of the 2016 season, and on November 5 general manager John Mozeliak relayed that the injury was "not responding as quickly as we hoped." Lyons' current recovery timetable from the surgery is set at 5-6 months. Along those lines, a return in late spring would be the most optimistic outlook here. Prior to the season-ending injury, Lyons had pitched to a 3.38 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 46/14 K/BB ratio over 48 frames.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 04:09:00 PM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Tyler Lyons' injured knee is "not responding as quickly as we hoped."

Lyons, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday, missed the final two months of the year with a right knee injury and doesn't seem to have made much progress. "Hopefully by middle of next week we can draw conclusions to what that’s going to look like," said Mozeliak of Lyons' recovery timetable. The left-hander is out of minor league options.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Cardinals activated LHP Tyler Lyons from the 60-day disabled list.

The left-hander was shut down in early August due to a stress reaction in his right knee. The converted starter did a nice job out of the bullpen for the Cardinals, compiling a 3.38 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 46/14 K/BB ratio across 48 innings. He should have a secure spot in the Opening Day bullpen heading into 2017.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Cardinals transferred LHP Tyler Lyons from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move effectively rules him out for the remainder of the regular season, as he wouldn't be eligible to return until September 29. Lyons is battling a stress reaction in his right knee.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 11:02:00 AM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak acknowledged Tuesday that Tyler Lyons' season "may be in question."

Lyons was placed on the disabled list earlier this month with a stress reaction in his right knee and got little new information from a visit with a specialist on Monday in Chicago. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection and will rest for at least another three weeks. The left-hander had a 3.38 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 46/14 K/BB ratio in 48 innings of relief this season for the Cardinals.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 10:04:00 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny acknowledged Wednesday that Tyler Lyons (knee) will be out "several weeks."

Lyons was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a stress reaction in his right knee -- an injury that had been building over time. It sounds like he won't be back in August, and he might even struggle to return in September. Lyons had registered a 3.38 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 46/14 K/BB ratio in 48 innings of relief this season for St. Louis. It's a big loss.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Cardinals placed LHP Tyler Lyons on the 15-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his right knee.

Another tough loss for the Cardinals. Lyons has been a reliable and versatile bullpen arm all season, boasting a 3.38 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 46/14 K/BB ratio in 48 innings. It's not clear how long he might be out.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 10:54:00 PM

Tyler Lyons threw a bullpen session Thursday afternoon at Marlins Park.

Which would set him up to make a spot start for the Cardinals on Saturday in Miami. Top prospect Alex Reyes was a candidate for that turn, but it doesn't sound like that is going to happen. Lyons, a 28-year-old lefty, boasts a 3.04 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 45/13 K/BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings this season out of the St. Louis bullpen.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 03:52:00 PM

Tyler Lyons pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings out of the pen Friday against the Dodgers.

Lyons appeared likely to start for the Cardinals on Sunday, but that should be off the table after 53 pitches tonight. They'll probably call up a minor leaguer.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 01:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
3Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6John Gant
7Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Brett Cecil
3Kevin Siegrist
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Miguel Socolovich
9Zach Duke
10Jordan Schafer