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Tyler Lyons | Relief Pitcher | #70

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 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. Nov 9 - 4:09 PM

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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.
Nov 5 - 6:37 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.
Nov 5 - 10:11 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.
Aug 12 - 11:02 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.
Aug 9 - 10:04 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.
Aug 4 - 10:37 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.
Aug 2 - 10:54 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.
Jul 28 - 3:52 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.
Jul 23 - 1:37 AM

Tyler Lyons pitched three innings and allowed one run Thursday as the Cardinals edged the Marlins 4-3.

Marcell Ozuna took him deep as the second batter of the game, but Lyons was clean otherwise. The left-hander is out of options this spring, so he's done riding the Memphis-St. Louis shuttle once and for all. He's good enough to serve as some team's fifth starter, but unless he's traded, the Cardinals figure to put him in middle relief.
Mar 3 - 4:24 PM

Tyler Lyons said he's making an effort to give up fewer home runs this season.

Lyons had his moments last year (3.75 ERA, 9.0 K.9) but was far too generous in the home run department, surrendering 12 round-trippers in only 60 innings of work. Nine of those were solo shot but Lyons recognizes that it's something he'll have to improve on if he wants to make the Opening Day roster. "I’m very conscious now of keeping the ball down as much as possible," said Lyons. "You can get away with a lot more if the ball is down." With the Cardinals' rotation already set, the best Lyons can hope for is a spot in the bullpen.
Feb 17 - 10:20 AM

Tyler Lyons pitched seven shutout innings to beat the Pirates in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Lyons scattered four hits, walking none, and striking out five in the effort. The Cardinals backed him with six runs of support in the first three innings, creating a stress-free night for the lefty. Lyons, in eight starts and eight relief appearances, has a 3.47 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 54/15 K/BB ratio over 57 innings.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:13:00 PM

Tyler Lyons is in line to start on Wednesday versus the Pirates in Carlos Martinez's (shoulder) place.

The Cardinals had the option of pushing John Lackey back to Monday for the Pittsburgh series, which would put Lance Lynn in line to start Tuesday and Michael Wacha Wednesday. However, manager Mike Matheny has decided not to tinker with the rotation, leaving Lyons to start Wednesday in a game that could potentially have huge playoff implications.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Tyler Lyons pitched six innings of three-run ball in his spot start Wednesday against the Nationals.

Lyons will probably be called on once or twice more this month with the Cardinals sitting pretty in the NL playoff picture. He'll be a decent option in NL-only leagues when he gets the nod as a starter.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 12:17:00 AM

Cardinals recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons is going to make a spot start for the Cardinals on Wednesday night against the Nationals. The left-hander will probably then slide into a long relief role.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
3Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
3Breyvic Valera
4Eliezer Alvarez
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Edmundo Sosa
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Tommy Pham
2Jose Martinez
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Magneuris Sierra
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Alex Reyes
6Michael Wacha
7Luke Weaver
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Matt Bowman
5Tyler Lyons
6Jonathan Broxton
7Miguel Socolovich
8Sam Tuivailala
9Mike Mayers
10John Gant
11Rowan Wick
12Zach Duke
13Zach Phillips