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Tyler Lyons | Relief Pitcher | #70

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 9 (0) / STL
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Tyler Lyons has stopped his running program following last November's knee surgery and as a result has dealt with stamina issues.
Lyons has fared well working mostly as a long reliever this season, most recently striking out five over three scoreless innings on Wednesday. There's been talk about him possibly supplanting Michael Wacha in the Cardinals' rotation, but it sounds like that won't happen after the lefty admitted to being fatigued following 41-, 65- and 57-pitch relief appearances his last three times out. Jun 23 - 9:59 AM

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Tyler Lyons earned his first career save Tuesday afternoon against the Brewers.

Lyons worked three scoreless innings to finish out the Cardinals' shutout victory over Milwaukee. The left-hander tallied two strikeouts and dropped his season ERA from 5.40 to 4.15 in the sharp outing.
Jun 13 - 5:34 PM

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

Lyons posted a 5.56 ERA with three home runs allowed in 11 1/3 innings, but the good news is that he's over his right intercostal strain. The 29-year-old will return to a middle relief role.
May 23 - 3:40 PM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Tuesday that Tyler Lyons (intercostal) will make one more rehab start.

Lyons has allowed five earned runs over 6 1/3 innings (two starts) between Low-A Peoria and Triple-A Memphis, and the Cardinals' bullpen has been excellent in May. The left-hander will return to a long relief role next week if things go well in his next appearance at Memphis. There is not a spot for him in the St. Louis rotation.
May 16 - 6:01 PM

Tyler Lyons (intercostal) allowed two runs over 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in a rehab start with Low-A Peoria.

Lyons gave up four hits but walked none in his first live appearance since landing on the disabled list May 2 with a right intercostal strain. He would probably be fine to return to the Cardinals' bullpen this weekend, but the club may ask him to make one more minor league appearance at a higher affiliate.
May 10 - 12:56 PM

Cardinals placed LHP Tyler Lyons on the 10-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain.

Lyons started the year on the DL with a knee injury and it didn't take him long to find his way back. Sam Tuivailala was called up from Memphis to take his place in the St. Louis bullpen. Lyons carries a 3.00 ERA in three innings of work for the Cardinals this year.
May 2 - 2:23 PM

Tyler Lyons could make a spot start for the Cardinals on Monday versus the Brewers.

The Cardinals will need a starter after a rainout Wednesday forced a doubleheader Thursday. There's more rain in the forecast this weekend in St. Louis, so another postponement could eliminate the need for Lyons on Monday. If that doesn't happen, though, Lyons is in line to face the Brewers. The lefty allowed one run over two innings Thursday in his first appearance since being activated from the disabled list. Lyons threw 73 pitches in his final rehab appearance, so he should be able to handle a decent-sized workload Monday.
Apr 28 - 9:25 AM

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

Lyons will join the Cardinals' bullpen as a long reliever on Thursday after posting a 1.29 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 14/2 K/BB ratio in 14 innings (three starts) with Triple-A Memphis. He appears to be fully recovered from offseason knee surgery.
Apr 20 - 3:32 PM

Tyler Lyons (knee) allowed two runs over 4 2/3 innings Monday in his latest minor league rehab start with Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons, who is working his way back from offseason knee surgery, gave up six hits and walked one while striking out four. He threw 49 out of 73 pitches for strikes. He's out of options, so the Cardinals figure to activate him as a longman before long.
Apr 17 - 3:57 PM

Tyler Lyons (knee) tossed six scoreless innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday.

Lyons struck out eight and allowed only two hits over his six innings of work. He underwent knee surgery in November and was not quite ready for showtime on Opening Day, but the left-hander looks to be cruising toward a return to the Cards' bullpen before the end of April.
Apr 12 - 9:41 PM

Tyler Lyons (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.

Lyons is a little behind following knee surgery last November, but he pitched a couple times this spring and shouldn't need too many appearances before being activated. The lefty will join the Cardinals' bullpen once ready.
Apr 6 - 11:58 AM

Cardinals placed LHP Tyler Lyons on the 10-day disabled list with a right knee injury.

Lyons is still working back from November surgery on his right knee. It sounds like he could be ready to join the Cardinals' bullpen around the end of April.
Mar 30 - 3:06 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
1B1Matt Carpenter
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Kevin Siegrist
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6Tyler Lyons
7John Brebbia
8Zach Duke
9Sam Tuivailala