Lance Lynn SP STL 4 Days

Lynn (hip) tossed four scoreless innings in Wednesday's spring training game in his first outing since suffering a hip flexor earlier in spring.

Lynn struck out three batters on the day, and his fastball reached 95 mph on the scoreboard gun. It seems all is well, and though he's a little behind in his throwing program, he'll likely be available for his first turn in the rotation barring a setback.

Lance Lynn SP STL 10 Days

Lynn (hip) pitched in a simulated game without issue on Thursday, using his full arsenal including an improved changeup he's been working on, reports.

Lynn looks on track to return to game action sometime early next week. An improved changeup is definitely something that could help Lynn take another step forward this year and would help make his fastball even more effective.

Lance Lynn SP STL 15 Days

Lynn (hip) will face minor league hitters in a simulated game Wednesday, the St. Louis Post Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) is on a similar rehab plan, and it sounds like both starting pitchers should be ready for the start of the season. Lynn's value is often not fully appreciated in drafts, and he makes for a solid No. 3 starter in standard leagues. Continue to monitor his situation to make sure he is on track to start in his first turn through the rotation in 2015.

Lance Lynn SP STL 16 Days

Lynn (hip), who will miss his scheduled start Friday, returned to the mound instead for a bullpen session, reports.

If all goes well Lynn should be on track to return to game action sometime late next week. The hip flexor strain was diagnosed as minor so it shouldn't linger all that long. Assuming he has no more setbacks his availability for the start of the season should be fine.

Lance Lynn SP STL 18 Days

Lynn (hip) is not expected to make his scheduled Grapefruit League start Friday, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Manager Mike Matheny said "one of the kids" will likely start in place of Lynn, who has been diagnosed with a minor hip flexor strain. The right-hander suffered the injury Sunday during a spring outing and there is no set timetable for his return. Opening Day is still more than three weeks away, but Lynn's availability for the start of the year could be jeopardized if he's unable to take the bump the next time through the rotation.

Lance Lynn SP STL 20 Days

Lynn underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a minor hip flexor strain, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

Lynn said he expects no serious setbacks from the injury, so he shouldn't be held out of action for too long. There was no exact timetable given, but at this point the 27-year-old should be considered day-to-day.

Lance Lynn SP STL 21 Days

Lynn exited Sunday's spring training game due to a left hip flexor strain and will be re-evaluated Monday.

Lynn's injury was believed to be related to a hand issue, but it appears the origin is in his hip. There is no clear timetable as of yet, but that should come about after he is re-evaluated Monday.

Lance Lynn SP STL 21 Days

Lynn exited his spring start earlier than expected Sunday with an apparent hand problem, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Goold speculates this could be Lynn's problems with blisters popping up again, so there's probably nothing wrong with Lynn that would force him to miss real time in practice.

Lance Lynn SP STL 2 Months

Lynn agreed to a three-year, $22 million contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

The pact does not buy out any of Lynn's free agent years, but it does ensure that the two sides will not require an arbitration hearing in any of Lynn's final three years of team control. Lynn, who posted a career-best 2.74 ERA last season, will likely open the 2015 campaign as the Cardinals' number two or three starter.

Lance Lynn SP STL 6 Months

Lynn will be ready to go for Saturday's Game 1 of the NLCS in case Adam Wainwright is a late scratch or has to be pulled early, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Obviously the Cards would much rather have him pitch Game 2, but given Wainwright's scare earlier this week and the strong performances of John Lackey and Shelby Miller against the Dodgers, they can afford to use him in this capacity as well.