St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and will miss the entire 2016 season.

By SI Wire
November 10, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and will miss the entire 2016 season, the team announced.

Lynn went 12–11 for the Cardinals in 2015, with a 3.03 ERA in 175 1/3 innings. An All-Star in 2012, the 28-year-old has only seen his ERA rise above 3.80 once in his career, in 2013. Opposing hitters have just a .248 batting average off Lynn in his MLB tenure.

Lefthander Tyler Lyons, 27, is a candidate to take Lynn’s spot in the rotation, posting a 3.75 ERA in 60 innings last season. He made eight starts and nine relief appearances in 2015.

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The Cardinals open their 2016 campaign on April 4 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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