The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn underwent “Tommy John” surgery earlier today in St. Louis to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow while also having the ulnar nerve transposed and bone chips removed.
Lynn, 28, will miss the entire 2016 season.
An All-Star in 2012, Lynn recorded his third-straight season of 30 or more starts in 2015 and is one of just 16 Major League pitchers with 175.0 or more innings pitched in each of the past four seasons.
Lynn was 12-11 with a 3.03 ERA in 2015 and is 61-39 with a 3.37 ERA in 150 career games (128 starts). His 60 wins since 2012 are 6th most in the majors, trailing only Max Scherzer (69), Clayton Kershaw (67), Zack Greinke (66), Madison Bumgarner (65) and David Price (63).
The #STLCards say that Lance Lynn’s TJ surgery may have to lead them into FA market. #david price