Lance Lynn Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 270 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/12/1987 (36)
Lance Lynn Season Stats
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Lance Lynn News
The St. Louis Cardinals and free-agent pitcher Lance Lynn have agreed to a one-year deal that will bring the veteran back to where his career began. Lynn had an $18 million club option declined by the Dodgers two weeks ago but will earn around $10 million for the 2024 season, while his new deal comes with an unspecified club option for the 2025 campaign. It was a struggle for Lynn in 2023, as the 36-year-old limped to a 5.73 ERA across 32 starts between the Dodgers and White Sox. However, he did improve with a trade-deadline move to L.A., where he worked to a 4.36 ERA in 11 outings on the west coast while his season-long 4.33 SIERA suggests he was better than his surface ERA implies. He is likely one of numerous free-agent pitchers added by the Cardinals this winter.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will decline right-hander Lance Lynn's $18 million club option for the 2024 season, according to a source. The Dodgers choose to let one of their veteran starters under club control hit the open market this offseason. The 36-year-old will receive a $1 million buyout. It's possible the Dodgers will try to re-sign Lynn on the cheap, but it's not a big surprise the Dodgers chose not to pick up Lynn's option after he pitched to a combined 5.73 ERA (5.53 FIP) and 1.39 WHIP with 67 walks and 191 strikeouts in 32 starts (183 2/3 innings) for the Blue and Chicago White Sox in 2023. Lynn isn't going to blow hitters away with velocity and he also surrendered a league-high 44 home runs this year. Lynn will give interested teams a veteran innings-eater for the back end of a starting rotation in 2024.
Los Angeles Dodgers veteran right-hander Lance Lynn has been confirmed as the starter for Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lynn will hope to keep the Dodgers from getting swept in the best-of-five series after the Blue lost the first two games of the series. Ryan Pepiot could piggyback Lynn if he's not sharp early on. The 36-year-old has plenty of postseason experience in his career, but he hasn't exactly been great (5.28 ERA) and wasn't very sharp in 32 regular season starts for the Dodgers and White Sox in 2023. He went 13-11 with a 5.73 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 191 K's in 183 2/3 innings. Lynn did not face Arizona at all in 2023.
Lance Lynn has enjoyed a quality pair of seasons in Chicago, most recently pitching to a 3.99 ERA, a 3.82 FIP, 124 strikeouts, 19 walks, and eight pitcher wins in 21 starts spanning 121.2 innings. The veteran's ERA did rise this past year, but that was in part due to a career-high 1.41 home runs allowed per nine frames. That being said, he also cut down on his walks considerably. After giving up 2.58 walks per nine frames in 2021, the former Cardinal lowered that metric to 1.41 this past season. As long as the right-hander can keep his home runs down -; the 2022 season was only the third time in nine full seasons that Lynn has allowed more than 1.00 home runs per nine innings -; he should be in line for yet another quality year near the top of the White Sox' rotation. Elsewhere, the veteran could once provide significant production where pitcher wins are concerned. Lynn has reached double-digit wins in the eight Major League seasons in which he's thrown at least 150 innings.