Lance Lynn
SP TEX
Sun 3/17/19 7:18 AM

Lynn is expected to start the third game of the season, March 31, against the Cubs, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The assumed rotation was expected to begin with Mike Minor, then Lynn; however, manager Chris Woodward wants to move Edison Volquez up between Minor and Lynn. That is because the manager wants to avoid using three consecutive starters coming off Tommy John elbow surgery, which could put undue stress on the bullpen.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
Sat 3/9/19 1:09 AM

Lynn allowed one hit and struck out four over four scoreless innings Friday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

This was Lynn's second start of the spring and a big departure from his first start last week when he allowed five runs in 2.2 innings. He's struck out nine batters over 6.2 innings.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
Sun 3/3/19 6:56 PM

Lynn allowed five earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five over 2.2 innings in Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

This was Lynn's first spring start after throwing simulated games in camp. He cruised through the first two innings, striking out the side in the first, before getting into trouble as his outing was coming to a close. Manager Chris Woodward gave him the opportunity to escape a bases-loaded, two-out jam, but he allowed a double to end his work. The right-hander was a victim of the free-agent squeeze in 2018 and didn't sign with the Twins until mid-March, which hurt his early-season performance. He appeared in only two spring games, then went 0-3 with an 8.37 ERA in April. He recovered to pitch well the rest of the way (4.13 ERA, 135 strikeouts, 133 innings). After signing a three-year deal with the Rangers in December, he will have plenty of ramp up to the regular season.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
Wed 12/12/18 7:07 PM

Lynn signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn should immediately slot in near the top of Texas' lackluster starting rotation. The 31-year-old struggled in 2018 after latching on with the Twins, posting a 5.10 ERA and 1.53 WHIP across 20 starts (102.1 innings) before being traded to the Yankees. He showed improvement after arriving in New York -- notching a 4.14 ERA and 61:14 K:BB across 54.1 innings -- and will look to build off his strong finish to the season in 2019.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
Sat 9/29/18 5:22 PM

Lynn (10-10) was credited with the win in the Yankees' 8-5 victory Saturday over the Red Sox after pitching a three innings and allowing one run on two hits and one walk. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn was called upon in a tie game in the top of the third inning, and earned the win even though he was nicked for one run on an Andrew Benintendi single in the fourth. The 31-year old has been steadier in his last four appearances, allowing five runs on 15 hits and four walks over 19 innings. Lynn holds a 4.77 ERA and 1.53 WHIP this season with a 161:76 K:BB.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
Sat 9/29/18 10:47 AM

Lynn will no longer start Saturday's game against the Red Sox but is expected to be available out of the bullpen, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Friday's victory assured the Yankees of home field during the Wild Card game against Oakland, so manager Aaron Boone has elected to transition Lynn to a relief role, which is where he is expected to be utilized in October. In his place, Domingo German will start Saturday's game, though he will likely only last a few innings. Look for Lynn to take over following German's exit.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
Sat 9/22/18 8:28 PM

Lynn didn't factor into the decision Saturday, giving up two runs (one earned) in five innings. He allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out four during the Yankees' eventual win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn has worked either five or six innings and given up two or fewer runs in each of his past three starts. He's doing just enough to eat innings at the back of a Yankees rotation with questionable depth. Despite his 4.80 ERA and 4.39 BB/9 on the season, he's struck out 9.20 batters per nine frames in 153.2 this year, which has kept him in the streamer conversation during the waning weeks of fantasy play. He'll face a tougher test than Baltimore in his next scheduled outing Thursday at the surging Rays.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
Sun 9/16/18 8:33 PM

Lynn allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out seven over five innings Sunday against Toronto. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn gave up his lone run in the third inning, and while he'd depart the game with a one-run lead, the Blue Jays would plate a pair in the eighth to take the series finale. Despite a decent performance, he's struggled with his consistency of late, owning a 2-2 record with a 4.49 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 46.1 frames since joining the Yankees from the Twins prior to the trade deadline. Lynn will likely to remain in the starting rotation following Sunday's outing.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
Tue 9/11/18 6:25 PM

Lynn is scheduled to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynn's rotation spot was in question after Sonny Gray was given Tuesday's start, but it appears the Yankees will proceed with a six-man rotation for the time being. The 31-year-old right-hander has been inconsistent since joining the Yankees at the beginning of August, posting a 4.79 ERA and 46:10 K:BB across 41.1 innings (eight appearances, seven starts). If Lynn doesn't perform well Sunday, there's a chance he could get moved to the bullpen for the remainder of the season.

Lance Lynn
SP TEX
Sun 9/9/18 2:07 PM

Lynn's standing in the Yankees starting rotation may be up in the air now that Sonny Gray is back in the rotation, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees could go with a six-man rotation, which would allow both Lynn and Gray to remain in the rotation, although a couple off-days over the next two weeks makes it so a six-man rotation isn't absolutely necessary. No further information has been released on this front, though it's worth noting that before Lynn's solid start Saturday, he held a 5.09 ERA since Aug. 1, hardly a good enough number to be a starter on a postseason-bound team.