Lyons (knee) made his spring debut in Sunday's Grapefruit League victory over the Braves, giving up two earned runs on two hits and one walk. He also recorded a strikeout.

The good news was that the 29-year-old reliever made it back into game action well ahead of Opening Day. However, he struggled with his command. Lyons issued a free pass to Freddie Freeman to start things off before allowing Matt Kemp and Jace Peterson to smack two-baggers, followed by Nick Markakis driving in a run on a groundout. The lefty is working back from offseason knee surgery and was an important component of the Cardinals' bullpen in 2016, generating a 3.38 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 46:14 K:BB over 30 appearances.

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