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Yankees' Lyons Kept From Game After Lineup Card Mix-up

Yankees' Lyons Kept From Game After Lineup Card Mix-up

Tyler Lyons walked to the mound to relieve Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, then walked right back to New Yorks dugout without throwing a pitch against Toronto.

BUFFALO, N.Y.: Tyler Lyons walked to the mound to relieve Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, then walked right back to New Yorks dugout without throwing a pitch against Toronto.

Turned out the 32-year-old left-hander wasnt on the umpires lineup card, plate umpire Carlos Torres and second base ump Jansen Visconti explained to both teams.

In these new rules, we dont exchange at home plate, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after his teams 12-1 win Tuesday night. I dont know if there was an issue of the transaction not going through by the time our card went through. On my card, hes on there.

A similar situation happened to Toronto on Aug. 6 in Atlanta, when pitcher Jacob Wageuspack was prevented from playing when he was added to the roster after the lineup card was transmitted to the umpires.

Well try to make sure were air-tight on that moving forward, Boone said. Well do some more digging. I know the transaction went through a little late. Were going to have to continue to work to get to the bottom and make sure it doesnt happen again.

Zack Britton was forced to enter the blowout, which New York led 10-1.

Lyons was 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA in 11 games for the Yankees in 2019 and had spent this season at New Yorks alternate training site. New York selected his contract and optioned right-hander Michael King in a transaction made public less than two hours before the first pitch of the game.

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Lyons, who pitched 11 games for New York in 2019, was signed from the


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