ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game that they have placed right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn (right forearm strain) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 8, and have recalled left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons from Memphis (AAA).
Manager Mike Matheny has tabbed Lyons to start tomorrow afternoon’s game against Kansas City.
Lyons, 27, will be making his second appearance of the season with the Cardinals, after having made three starts (13.0 IP/17 strikeouts) from May 5-16.
Following his option to Memphis on May 16, Lyons has been one of the top pitchers in the Pacific Coast League, going 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA (26.2 IP/7 ER) his last four starts at Triple-A.
Lyons’ overall mark at Memphis is 5-2 with a 2.61 ERA (7th in PCL) in eight starts, striking out 56 (6th) while walking only nine in his 48.1 innings of work.
The 6-4, 200-pound Lyons was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 7 after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (13.0 IP) in two starts last week. It was the third such honor during his career, the most ever by a Memphis Redbirds pitcher.
Lyons’ overall mark in the majors stands at 2-8 with a 4.73 ERA in 26 games (15 starts).
He faced the Royals in his 2nd career start on May 28, 2013 in a 4-1 win at Kauffman Stadium, allowing just one run on two hits in 7.0 IP.
Lyons wears uniform no. 70.
Lynn joins Adam Wainwright, Jordan Walden, Matt Adams and Matt Holliday among Cardinals currently on the disabled list.