MRI confirms hip flexor strain for Lance Lynn

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Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn made an early exit from Sunday’s Grapefruit League start and Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that an MRI today confirmed a left hip flexor strain.

The good news is that the injury is not expected to impact Lynn’s availability for the start of the season. However, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said it will likely be a few days before he returns to his regular routine. The expectation is that he’ll need at least one side session before getting back into game action.

Lynn is coming off an excellent season in which he posted a 2.74 ERA and 181/72 K/BB ratio in 203 2/3 innings across 33 starts.