Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn had Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2016 season (Jon Heyman, CBS).

Lynn pitched 175 innings for St. Louis last year with a 3.03 ERA and 3.90 xFIP. Lynn joins Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright on the list of prominent starting pitchers who underwent that surgery. Prognosis/case studies.

Cardinals will have Adam Wainwright, Michael Wacha, Carlos Martinez and Jaime Garcia returning. Expect the Cardinals to take a closer look at holding on to John Lackey and/or be aggressive in the starting pitcher market this offseason