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Lyon to DL, surgery possible

Posted on: June 16, 2011 11:34 am
Edited on: June 16, 2011 12:44 pm
By Matt Snyder

Former Astros closer Brandon Lyon's nightmare of a season continues. He's back on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis and may need surgery, which would likely end his season (Ultimate Astros). He will visit Dr. Lewis Yocum Friday to determine if it's needed. Lyon finally admitted he's suffering from soreness in his shoulder earlier this week during a bullpen session.

“There’s definitely some issues in my shoulder right now and [surgery is] definitely an option,” Lyon said. “I just want to get a grasp on it and talk to some other people and get some options on it.”

Lyon, 31, began the season as the Astros' closer, but blew a save on opening day and things haven't gotten any better since. He did work his ERA down to 4.35 before blowing saves in back-to-back appearances and then hitting the DL in early May. He returned from the disabled list earlier this month, but has been horrible since. In just three outing, Lyon has allowed eight earned runs in just two innings. On the season, Lyon has four saves and four blown saves, with an 11.47 ERA.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:34 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:19 pm

Lyon to DL, surgery possible

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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 8:35 pm

Lyon to DL, surgery possible

He's not signed for that long. His contract is up after next year. And he's only making 5.5 million next year.

Melancon was the closer of the future for the Yanks and I believe he is now the closer of the present and future of the Stros

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:23 pm

Lyon to DL, surgery possible

That's ok. He's only signed for four more freakin' years. Glad they addressed our pitching issues in the draft. What a cluster fu*k.

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