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Lance Lynn | Starting Pitcher | #36

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 275
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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The Yankees will have Lance Lynn, J.A. Happ, and Masahiro Tanaka all available in relief of Luis Severino in Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game.
Unlike the A's, the Yankees wanted most of their rotation available in this one. They'll carry 10 pitchers in all, with Dellin Betances, Zach Britton, Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, Jonathan Holder, and David Robertson also available. There were no real surprises on the offensive side of the ledger. Greg Bird was excluded after turning into a non-factor in September. Kyle Higashioka will be available as a third catcher. Oct 3 - 10:46 AM

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Lance Lynn earned a victory out of the Yankees' bullpen on Saturday, giving up one run on two hits over his three innings against the White Sox.

The Yankees announced before the game that Domingo German would function as the team's opener in this one, while Lynn would be available out of the bullpen, where he's expected to work in the postseason. Lynn struck out four on the afternoon while issuing only one walk. He finishes the regular season with a 4.77 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 161/76 K/BB ratio over 156 2/3 innings between the Twins and Yankees.
Sep 29 - 4:48 PM

Lance Lynn was scratched from his scheduled start against the Red Sox on Saturday.

With home field in the Wild Card game already wrapped up, Yankees' skipper Aaron Boone has opted against using Lynn in this game, keeping him fresh in case he's needed in an all hands on deck scenario on Wednesday. Domingo German will toe the slab in his place against the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon.
Sep 29 - 10:39 AM

Lance Lynn surrendered two runs (one earned) in his five-inning stint on the mound against the Orioles on Saturday, and did not get a decision in the extra-inning contest.

He yielded an unearned run in the third inning, then allowed a run-scoring single to D.J. Stewart in the fifth. He turned it over to the bullpen after getting through five innings and then the Yankees' top six relievers each threw a scoreless inning as they finally pulled out the win in the 11th frame. Lynn scattered seven hits and two walks while fanning four in the outing. His record holds at 9-10 with a 4.80 ERA in 29 starts and one relief appearance with the Twins and Yankees this year.
Sep 22 - 8:51 PM

Lance Lynn fanned seven while limiting the Blue Jays to one run over five innings Sunday in a no-decision.

The Jays managed just three hits and a walk against the big right-hander, scratching together a run in the third inning with a single and a double. Lynn has now bounced back with two straight nice outings following a really rough four-start stretch. It’s hard to fully trust him given his inconsistency this season, but he looks like a pretty solid streamer next weekend versus the Orioles.
Sep 16 - 4:15 PM

Lance Lynn went six innings and gave up two runs to earn a win over the Mariners on Saturday.

He struck out two, walked none and yielded only three base hits in the quality start. He served up a solo home run to Mike Zunino. The solid outing ended a string of bad starts for the veteran hurler, who joined the Yankees after a deadline trade with the Twins. The good performance today could stave off a demotion to the bullpen for Lynn. He improves to 9-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 27 starts and one relief appearance.
Sep 9 - 12:40 AM

Lance Lynn was clobbered for six runs over just 3 2/3 innings in Sunday’s loss to the Tigers.

Over half of the batters Lynn retired came via the strikeout, but that’s not terribly comforting when you only retire 11 hitters. He gave up a whopping nine hits over his 3 2/3 frames while also issuing a walk. Lynn has really struggled over his last four starts and his time in the Yankees’ rotation might be done. Sonny Gray would be the most obvious replacement, with Jonathan Loaisiga, Chance Adams or Luis Cessa also possibly in the mix. If Lynn does get another start, it will come next weekend in Seattle.
Sep 2 - 4:53 PM

Lance Lynn was charged with three runs over 5 2/3 frames Tuesday, taking a no-decision in the Yankees' 5-4 win over the White Sox.

Lynn was pulled after allowing back-to-back two-out singles in the sixth inning and Jonathan Holder promptly let both inherited runners score, adding two more runs to Lynn’s ledger. It takes the shine off of what was a pretty good outing, as Lynn yielded seven hits and a walk while fanning five. Overall, the righty has hit a bump in the road after a nice start with the Yanks. Sonny Gray was excellent in a spot start over the weekend and it’s possible he’ll get another look in the rotation at the expense of Lynn. If Lynn does get another start, it will come this weekend against the Tigers.
Aug 28 - 10:47 PM

Lance Lynn got knocked around for five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

He was rolling early on, sailing through five innings without allowing a run. He gave up all five runs in the sixth inning with a three-run homer by shortstop Miguel Rojas serving as the roundhouse punch. It was the second bad start in a row for Lynn following good outings in his first two starts with the Yankees after coming over in a deadline trade with the Twins. For the season as a whole he is 8-9 with a 4.84 ERA and ugly 1.57 WHIP in 25 games (24 starts). He has an attractive matchup against the White Sox coming up on Tuesday and then another easy opponent in the Tigers later in the week.
Aug 23 - 12:58 AM

Lance Lynn surrendered five runs in four-plus innings against the Blue Jays and did not earn a decision on Friday.

He gave up a four-spot in the first inning, allowing RBI hits to Kendrys Morales, Kevin Pillar and Aledmys Dias in the frame. This was his first clunker in a Yankee uniform after joining the team in a deadline trade with the Twins. He had an ugly 5.10 ERA in 20 starts with the Twins prior to the trade but had allowed just one run in 16 2/3 innings since joining the Yankees. Today's beating takes some of the shine off his ERA in pinstripes, which went from 0.54 to 2.61 today.
Aug 18 - 12:10 AM

Lance Lynn pitched well in a no-decision against the Rangers on Saturday, allowing just one run on five hits over his five innings of work.

The right-hander racked up eight strikeouts on the afternoon while walking three. The only damage against him came on an RBI single by Elvis Andrus in the third inning. Lynn became the first hurler in franchise history to begin his Yankees' career with three straight starts of five or more strikeouts while allowing one or fewer earned runs. He'll look to further improve upon his 4.46 ERA and 1.54 WHIP when he takes on the Rays on Thursday.
Aug 11 - 4:28 PM

Lance Lynn was brilliant in his first start with the Yankees on Monday, tossing 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the White Sox as part of a 7-0 victory.

Lynn tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in his Yankees debut last Wednesday, but he was even better on Monday. The veteran right-hander gave up just two hits (both of them singles) and walked one while matching a season-high with nine strikeouts. He retired 19 consecutive batters at one point. Lynn wasn’t great prior to the trade and the White Sox are a bad offense, but he’s at least looking like a healthy upgrade from Sonny Gray right now.
Aug 6 - 11:53 PM

Lance Lynn will take Sonny Gray's spot in the Yankees' starting rotation.

Lynn logged 4 1/3 innings of scoreless ball in his Yankees debut Wednesday against the Orioles. The plan was originally for Lynn to work in long relief, but with Gray struggling, manager Aaron Boone will give him a shot in the starting rotation. There was some thought the Yankees could give Gray's rotation spot to up-and-comer Justus Sheffield, but with the Bombers in the thick of a pennant race, now might not be the time to unveil their prized prospect. Lynn hasn't been especially impressive this year (4.89 ERA over 106 2/3 innings), though he's certainly a better option than Gray right now.
Aug 2 - 5:59 PM

Lance Lynn scattered five hits over 4 1/3 shutout innings in relief of Sonny Gray Wednesday in the Yankees’ loss to Baltimore.

Lynn fanned five and didn’t walk anyone over 71 pitches. The right-hander allowed an inherited runner to score in the third inning but was otherwise lights out in his Yankees debut. The 31-year-old could be a candidate to replace Gray in the starting rotation, though based on how he’s pitched this season (4.89 ERA over 21 appearances), Lynn might not be much of an upgrade.
Aug 1 - 5:59 PM

Yankees acquired RHP Lance Lynn and cash considerations from the Twins for 1B/OF Tyler Austin and RHP Jose Rijo.

There wouldn't appear to be a spot available for Lynn in the Yankees' rotation, but he gives them protection and might allow them to given some rest to Luis Severino, who has struggled lately. Lynn does have past bullpen experience and could wind up there. He's posted a 5.10 ERA and 100/62 K/BB ratio over 102 1/3 innings this season.
Jul 30 - 7:28 PM

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S1Luis Severino
2James Paxton
3Masahiro Tanaka
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R1Aroldis Chapman
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4Jonathan Holder
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