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Tyler Lyons | Relief Pitcher | #70

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 9 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates signed LHP Tyler Lyons to a minor league contract.
Lyons struggled through back and elbow injuries in 2018 and posted a brutal 8.64 ERA over 27 relief appearances with the Cardinals, but he was excellent in 2017 and could be a bounceback candidate in Pittsburgh, assuming better health. His minor league deal with the Pirates presumably includes an invitation to major league camp, where the 30-year-old left-hander should have the opportunity to compete for an Opening Day bullpen spot. Jan 1 - 7:18 PM

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Tyler Lyons has elected to become a free agent.

Lyons struggled with an 8.64 ERA over 27 relief appearances with the Cardinals this season while dealing with back and elbow issues. The 30-year-old has been effective in the past and could make sense as a buy-low assuming he's healthy.
Mon, Oct 8, 2018 11:07:00 AM

Cardinals sent LHP Tyler Lyons outright to Triple-A Memphis.

It's a surprise that Lyons cleared waivers given his track record and the fact that he's under team control through 2020. He'll be stretched out to start at Memphis mostly so that he'll have more chances to work on his pitches.
Fri, Aug 3, 2018 03:50:00 PM

Cardinals designated LHP Tyler Lyons for assignment.

Lyons posted an 8.64 ERA over 27 relief appearances for the Cards this season while battling back and elbow issues. He's been awfully good in the past, though, including in 2017 when he held a 2.83 ERA with 68 strikeouts over 54 frames. Lyons is also under team control through 2020, so he could garner some interest on waivers or via trade.
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 02:24:00 PM

Cardinals activated LHP Tyler Lyons from the 10-day disabled list.

Lyons didn't make a rehab appearance, but the Cards apparently believe he's game-ready. The left-hander was diagnosed with a sprained left elbow last month and has struggled this season when healthy (5.93 ERA).
Fri, Jul 13, 2018 12:17:00 PM

Tyler Lyons (elbow) has begun a throwing program.

It sounds like Lyons might resume mound work sometime next week, putting him on track to return to the Cardinals' bullpen in early-to-mid July. The left-hander has been on the disabled list since June 8 with an elbow sprain.
Wed, Jun 20, 2018 01:34:00 PM

Cardinals placed LHP Tyler Lyons on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 6, with a left elbow sprain.

It means he has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, although it's unclear at this point whether Lyons will try the rest and rehab route or undergo Tommy John surgery. The Cardinals already lost another left-handed reliever, Tyler Lyons, to Tommy John surgery earlier this week.
Fri, Jun 8, 2018 03:45:00 PM

Cardinals activated LHP Tyler Lyons from the 10-day disabled list.

Lyons has been on the shelf since May 11 due to a mid-back strain. The 30-year-old southpaw has struggled this season, compiling a 6.17 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 12/5 K/BB ratio across 11 2/3 innings of work this season.
Sat, May 26, 2018 01:17:00 PM

Tyler Lyons (back) will be activated from the 10-day bullpen on Friday before the Cardinals' game against the Pirates.

Lyons will travel with the team, and then be activated for the series-opener against Pittsburgh. He's been out since May 9 with a mid back strain, and he's registered a 6.17 ERA over 18 relief appearances.
Wed, May 23, 2018 08:09:00 PM

Tyler Lyons (back) will make another rehab appearance with Double-A Springfield, likely on Monday.

Lyons began a rehab assignment Saturday but threw only six pitches in a perfect inning. The left-hander appears to be tracking toward a return later this week.
Sun, May 20, 2018 12:54:00 PM

Cardinals placed LHP Tyler Lyons on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 9, with a mid-back strain.

It could at least partly explain Lyons' disappointing 6.17 ERA over his first 18 relief appearances. How long he'll be sidelined isn't known at this point.
Fri, May 11, 2018 05:11:00 PM

Tyler Lyons pitched a perfect inning against the Mets on Friday.

As a lefty, Lyons probably has a lesser chance than Luke Gregerson, Dominic Leone and Bud Norris of ever claiming the Cardinals' closing gig outright, but he should be a threat to earn the occasional save next month. He's posted a 3.24 ERA and a 9/4 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings for the month.
Fri, Mar 23, 2018 04:29:00 PM

Cardinals and LHP Tyler Lyons avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.

Lyons was arbitration-eligible for the first time. The 29-year-old was outstanding out of the Cardinals' bullpen in 2017, compiling a 2.83 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 68/20 K/BB ratio across 54 innings.
Fri, Jan 12, 2018 02:51:00 PM

Tyler Lyons retired the only two batters he faced to notch his third save of the season in Tuesday's extra-innings win over the Reds.

Juan Nicasio began the 10th inning after a scoreless ninth, but he surrendered a solo homer to Scooter Gennett and looked to be tiring, so Cardinals manager Mike Matheny turned to Lyons, who induced a flyout and a strikeout to preserve the one-run win. Nicasio is no doubt still the favorite for saves in St. Louis down the stretch, but Lyons could still get the stray save chance when the opposition has lefties due up.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 11:11:00 PM

Tyler Lyons took a loss Sunday afternoon against the Cubs.

Lyons plunked the first batter he faced in the bottom of the seventh and then gave up a single to Javier Baez. He was lifted after inducing a pop-out from Kyle Schwarber and then Jason Heyward gave Chicago the lead for good with an RBI single to left field off Matt Bowman. Lyons hasn't earned a save since September 6, with most of the chances going to newcomer Juan Nicasio.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 06:27:00 PM

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