(BaseballStL) – The Cardinals recalled pitcher Tyler Lyons Saturday in a lefty-for-lefty swap that optioned reliever Sam Freeman to AAA Memphis.
Lyons, 25, is making his third trip to the bigs, having made seven starts for the Cardinals this season. The rookie went 2-5 in th majors, winning his first two appearances before losing five straight. He posted an ERA of 5.35 and struck out 26 while walking 12.
In Memphis, the ninth round pick has gone 7-2 with an ERA of 3.39 and 84 strikeouts to do 19 walks.
His last appearance was the second game of a doubleheader on July 30 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.