Cardials to call up Tyler Lyons for start on Wednesday

Chris Trotman

Lyons will start in place of the injured Jaime Garcia.

The St. Louis Cardinals will call up starting pitcher Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, manager Mike Matheny told the media Sunday. Lyons will start in place of the injured Jaime Garcia.

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The team placed Garcia on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, recalling relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs to fill his spot on the roster. Garcia is going to visit Dr. James Andrews, never a good sign for a quick recovery.

Matheny said one of the factors in choosing Lyons to replace Garcia was that his next start was already scheduled for Wednesday. The Cardinals own enviable depth at starting pitching, and could have chosen a different prospect or stretched out one of their relievers instead.

St. Louis picked Lyons in the ninth round of the 2010 draft out of Oklahoma State. The southpaw has steadily risen through the Cardinals farm system, splitting his time between Double-A and Triple-A last season.

Lyons has started eight games in Memphis this year, going 2-1 with a 4.47 ERA. The 25-year-old has flashed quality command despite the inflated ERA, striking out 38 batters in 46 1/3 innings while only issuing nine walks.

Matheny did not confirm who the Cardinals who send down to clear a space for Lyons. Cardinals beat writer for theSt. Louis Post-Dispatch Tom Timmermann speculated that the team may send down Joe Kelly or Seth Maness in an effort to strengthen one of the pitchers arm in case the team needs another starter.

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