Monday, March 21, 2016
Michael Lance Lynn (born May 12, 1987) is an American professional baseball starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Cardinals selected him in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft from the University of Mississippi. He made his MLB debut on June 2, 2011, was a member of the Cardinals' World Series championship team that year and a National League All-Star in 2012. The Cardinals have made the playoffs in each of Lynn's major league seasons, and he has participated each time. On May 27, 2014, Lynn pitched his first career complete game and shutout, earned his 500th career strikeout three weeks later, and 50th career win April 15, 2015. Through 2015 he was the Cardinals' all-time franchise leader in career strikeouts per 9 innings pitched with 8.7. After undergoing Tommy John surgery, Lynn is expected to miss the entire 2016 season. He is currently signed through 2017. Currently Lance Lynn is in process of recovery but he will be out for the remaining 2016 season.