Lynn is planning a visit to St. Louis in June, during which he's expected to throw a bullpen session and have his elbow re-examined, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. While initially expected to miss the entirety of the 2016 campaign, Lynn says that if his rehab program continues without any setbacks, it's possible for him to throw at the latter end of the season. Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny has also expressed that the team is pleased with Lynn's progress.
Lynn (elbow) was placed on the 60-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports. Lynn underwent Tommy John surgery last November and is slated to miss the entire 2016 campaign. His placement on the 60-day DL will open up a 40-man roster spot that the Cardinals can use on another pitcher.
Lynn (elbow) played catch from 60 feet on Monday for the first time as he recovers from Tommy John surgery last November, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Lynn experienced no issues. Even if everything goes perfectly in his recovery it's unlikely he be back to provide any fantasy value this season. It's possible, however, that he could provide a bullpen arm for the Cardinals in the playoffs.
Lynn underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday and will miss the entire 2016 season, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. While Lynn battled elbow and forearm issues toward the middle of the year, there was never any indication that his ulnar collateral ligament was damaged. The right-hander allowed just one run over his final three starts of 2015, lowering his ERA for the season to 3.03. Fortunately for St. Louis, Adam Wainwright should be available to step into Lynn's rotation spot, with Tyler Lyons, Tim Cooney (abdomen) and Marco Gonzalez waiting in the wings if there are other injuries.
Cardnals pitcher Lance Lynn is available out of the bullpen Friday for Game 1 of the NLDS, per MLB.com. Manager Mike Matheny suggested he would only turn to Lynn in an emergency, perhaps if John Lackey is chased early or the game goes into extras. Lynn finished the regular season with a 3.03 ERA and 167 strikeouts, but showed some signs of fatigue down the stretch. He will start Game 4 on Tuesday, if necessary.
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