SAM TUIVAILALA OPTIONED FOLLOWING SUNDAY’S GAME
ST. LOUIS, MO., May 23, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game in Los Angeles that they have activated left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons (right intercostal strain) from the 10-day disabled list. The team optioned right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala to Memphis (AAA) following Sunday’swin.
Lyons, 29, who began the 2017 season on the disabled list while recovering from off-season right knee surgery, has appeared in just two games for St. Louis this season, allowing one run in 3.0 innings pitched.
Lyons made three injury rehabilitation appearances at three levels (Peoria-A, Memphis-AAA, Springfield-AA) after going on the 10-day disabled list May 28. He was a combined 1-1 with a 5.56 ERA in those three appearances, striking out seven. His last appearance came on May 20 in a 5.0 inning start for Springfield against Northwest Arkansas.
Tuivailala has logged 11.0 innings in his 10 appearances for the Cardinals this season, going 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA.