Cardinals Recall Lyons; Option Gonzales To Memphis

Lyons returns to Cardinals active roster following stint on disabled list and starts in Memphis

                ST. LOUIS, MO (July 7, 2014– The St. Louis Cardinals recalled left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons from Memphis (AAA) and optioned left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales to Memphis today.

Lyons, 26, was 0-3 with a 6.12 ERA in six appearances covering four starts in St. Louis fromApril 21 through May 12, before a left shoulder strain placed him on the 15-day disabled list onMay 13.  He made two rehab starts, one in Springfield (AA) on June 9 and another in Memphis on June 14 before being reinstated on June 19 and optioned to Memphis where he had three additional starts.

Gonzalez, 22, made three starts in St. Louis posting an 0-2 record with a 7.07 ERA in 14.0 innings and 10 strikeouts.  The rookie made his Major League debut on June 25 in front of his home state crowd at Colorado just 384 days after being the Cardinals first overall pick in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft.  He was 5-4 with a 1.89 ERA in 13 starts between Palm Beach (A) and Springfield (AA).  This will be his first action in Triple-A Memphis.

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