Lance Lynn
SP MIN
3 days ago

Lynn (0-1) came away with a no-decision in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Rays, allowing five runs on seven hits and five walks over six innings while striking out seven.

EDGE Analysis

Early-season postponements have played havoc with Lynn's schedule perhaps more than any other pitcher in baseball, as he hadn't made a start since April 9, and the rust showed in Friday's outing. There were some positive signs for the right-hander, however -- he generated 15 swinging strikes among his 95 pitches -- and once he settles into a regular routine, his 6.00 ERA should improve. Weather permitting, Lynn will make his next start Wednesday on the road against the Yankees.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
1 week ago

Lynn will not pitch Sunday as the game has already been postponed due to inclement weather.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn was originally scheduled to start Saturday against the White Sox, but the game was postponed. The Twins were expected to shift all their starters back one day, leaving Lynn likely to start Sunday. With Sunday's game being postponed as well, Lynn could start the team's next game Tuesday against the Indians, though no specific plan has been announced.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
1 week ago

Lynn will start Sunday against the White Sox after Saturday's scheduled outing was postponed due to inclement weather, Mike Berardino of The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marked the second straight postponement in the Twins-White Sox series, and there has been no rescheduled dates plugged in at this time. Manager Paul Molitor will just push each of his starters back a day, giving Lynn the ball for Sunday's series "finale" as long as that game doesn't get postponed as well.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Lynn struck out nine over five scoreless innings in a no-decision Monday against the Astros. He allowed three hits and issued four walks.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday's rain delay pushed Lynn back a day into a difficult matchup, but he held the Houston offense at bay thanks to an excellent showing in the strikeout department. The punchouts ran up his pitch count, however, limiting him to five innings in his second start as a Twin. Lynn still owns an inflated ERA of 5.00 despite this dramatically improved performance -- a figure he will look to improve upon in Saturday's scheduled appearance against the White Sox.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Lynn won't start Sunday against the Mariners after the game was postponed due to inclement weather.

EDGE Analysis

The two sides will make up the contest May 14, which had been an off day for both teams. As a result of the postponement, Lynn will simply move back a day in the pitching schedule and is now set to start the series opener against the Astros on Monday.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
3 weeks ago

Lynn (0-1) allowed five runs on three hits and six walks over four innings in Monday's loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn struggled early in Monday's outing, as he walked three batters and gave up five runs in the first frame, with four runs crossing the plate via a grand slam from Colin Moran. Lynn didn't have much luck finding the strike zone, resulting in just 44 of his 95 pitches being called as balls. While this lack of control was reminiscent of Lynn's 2017 campaign, in which he posted a career-high BB/9 of 3.8, the 30-year-old righty managed to allow just one hit over his following three innings. Lynn will look to rebound from Monday's rough effort when the Twins host the Mariners on Sunday.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
1 month ago

Lynn threw three scoreless innings in his Twins debut in Tuesday's spring game with five strikeouts. Despite signing late in spring training, he's expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. "We're looking toward that Pittsburgh series - he will pitch one of the two games there, if all goes to plan," said Twins GM Thad Levine, according to ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities.

EDGE Analysis

The Twins open with three games at Baltimore and then travel for two games at Pittsburgh on April 2 and April 4. Lynn said he had been throwing simulated games while waiting to sign with a team and Tuesday's outing showed he's on track for Opening Day.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
1 month ago

Lynn will make his spring debut Tuesday against the Orioles, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn is scheduled to throw three innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League outing. After undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing the entire 2016 season, Lynn posted a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 33 starts (186.1 innings) in 2017. However, while his ERA and WHIP were both at respectable levels, Lynn's 7.4 K/9 was a career-low while his 3.8 BB/9 was a career-high.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
1 month ago

Lynn signed a one-year deal with the Twins on Saturday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Target Field plays as a slightly hitter-friendly park, so there may have been more fantasy-friendly destinations for Lynn, but it's important to just see him finally sign somewhere. It's unclear if signing in mid-March will leave him enough time to be ready to go by Opening Day or not, but he shouldn't miss much time, if any. The larger concern for Lynn is how good he truly is. In his first season back from Tommy John surgery in 2017, he recorded a 3.43 ERA, meaning that he's kept his ERA under 4 in all six of his major-league seasons. He posted career-worst strikeout (19.7 percent) and walk rates (10.1 percent), though, leading to an uninspiring 4.82 FIP.

Lance Lynn
SP MIN
2 months ago

Lynn has reportedly turned down a two-year, $20 million offer from Minnesota, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn has been working out in Jupiter, Florida, according to the report, and is waiting to find a larger deal. It's getting late enough in Spring Training that Lynn may not be ready for Opening Day even if he signs with a team shortly. It looks like he may hold out for a larger deal possibly into April or more.