May 28, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Tyler Lyons (70) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals option Sam Freeman, recall Tyler Lyons

Following the shut out to the Chicago Cubs in last nights series opener, the St. Louis Cardinals have decided to make a roster move.

The Cardinals have optioned left handed pitcher Sam Freeman to Triple-A Memphis. Freeman has pitched back to back games for the Red Birds, so they are calling up Tyler Lyons to help provide depth in their bullpen. The 26 year old has yet to allow a run in four appearances at the major league level.

Someone who is pitching as well as Freeman should be brought back up with the major league club when the rosters expand next month. Since he pitched so well, he may actually have a shot at staying with the big league club the entire next season if he has a great spring.

Tyler Lyons was recalled from Triple-A Memphis, a left handed pitcher who carries a 5.35 ERA in seven starts with the Cardinals. But he will more than likely be used in middle relief. The 25 year old has a 2-4 record this season against a 7-2, 4.39 ERA in 16 games started with 84 strike outs at Triple-A Memphis.

Lyons should see some action sometime in this series with the Cubs.

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