Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:00:53 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals minor league SPs Michael Wacha, Tyler Lyons and Carlos Martinez are expected to join the parent club Tuesday, Sept. 3, and all three are possibilities to be named the starter for the game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:12:05 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals placed SP Jake Westbrook (back) on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain Friday, Aug. 23, and recalled SP Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move. Martinez will be used in relief and SP Tyler Lyons will move into Westbrook's rotation spot to start Monday, Aug. 26. The team doesn't think the injury will keep Westbrook out for the rest of the season. He had allowed 30 earned runs in 26 innings in his last five starts.
Fantasy Tip: Lyons will become an option for mixed leaguers looking for some pitching help.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:13:16 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons will enter the rotation and SP Carlos Martinez is heading to the bullpen. Lyons will start Monday, Aug. 26.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:55:35 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled P Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis. In a corresponding move, RP Sam Freeman has been optioned to Memphis.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:04:08 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled SP Tyler Lyons and P Keith Butler from the minors Tuesday, July 30, and optioned RPs Marc Rzepczynski and Fernando Salas in corresponding moves.
Fantasy Tip: Lyons was brought up to start one of the games of a doubleheader Tuesday.
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 15:08:38 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have optioned SP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis. In a corresponding move, the team recalled P Michael Blazek from Triple-A Memphis.
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:11:37 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals P Joe Kelly could be moved into the starting rotation after tossing five scoreless innings in relief of SP Tyler Lyons Friday, June 21, against the Texas Rangers. After winning his first two starts, Lyons is 0-3 with an 8.19 ERA in his last four outings. He allowed four runs on three hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings Friday.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:18:44 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons is likely to make his next start as scheduled Friday, June 21, after anther sub-par outing. "We're right on track," manager Mike Matheny said when asked about Lyons' status. "Right now, that's definitely where we're going, and we want him just thinking about his next start, not about all this other stuff."
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:21:37 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have activated SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list and optioned SP Michael Wacha.
Fantasy Tip: It's a bit of a hit for his fantasy owners, but Wacha's age probably was a factor in him getting the boot and St. Louis keeping Tyler Lyons up. Wacha could still be worth a stash in many deep-mixed leagues, but it'll make roster management a bit difficult.
As for Westbrook, he had a 1.62 ERA before he hit the DL, but it's hard-pressed that he'll keep that up, though he could be an occasional cavernous mixed-league option even after a correction happens.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:33:15 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) will be activated from the DL to start for the parent club on Friday, June 14. It's unclear what the club intends to do with SP Tyler Lyons, who was originally scheduled to start then.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners, feel free to insert Westbrook if you normally would. He faces the Miami Marlins in his first game back.