NEW YORK - The St. Louis Cardinals recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons from its AAA affiliate in Memphis, and optioned relief pitcher Jorge Rondon to the minors ahead of tonight's series opener against the New York Mets.

Lyons, 26, will start the game. He'll wear jersey no. 70.

In three starts with the Memphis Redbirds this season, Lyons has a 2-0 record with a 3.32 ERA, fanning 18 batters in 19 innings pitched. He went 2-4 with a 4.75 ERA in 12 games for the Cardinals last season.

Rondon, who was a call-up from Memphis last week, did not appear with the Cardinals during its weekend series against the Nationals.

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