Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:56:32 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals aren't sure if SP Joe Kelly (hamstring) will need more than two weeks to recover from a slight tear of his hamstring, which means they'll leave RP Carlos Martinez in a relief role for now. Manager Mike Matheny said the team will go with a "minor league guy" for the start against the New York Mets Monday, April 21. SP Tyler Lyons is the main candidate for that start.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly's hammy strain doesn't seem to be too serious. Grab Lyons in an NL-only league if you need some short-term pitching help.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:57:05 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals placed SP Joe Kelly (hamstring) on the disabled list Thursday, April 17. The club is recalling RPs Eric Fornataro and Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis and optioning RP Keith Butler in corresponding moves.
Fantasy Tip: Tyler Lyons is believed to be the replacement in the rotation for Kelly. Lyons won't miss a lot of bats, but he'll have at least two weeks to give you valuable innings in NL-only universes.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:58:22 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Joe Kelly (hamstring) will be re-evaluated in St. Louis Thursday, April 17. If he's unable to make his next start Monday, April 21, SP Tyler Lyons is expected to fill in.
Fantasy Tip: There's a decent chance that Kelly lands on the DL, depending on the severity of the hammy strain. Lyons isn't attractive unless Kelly is out for at least two weeks or more.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:26:05 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals optioned SP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis Wednesday, March 19, where he'll be stretched out to start.
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.