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Pirates put Lyon on DL, question BoSox about trade

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St. Louis (Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh placed newly-acquired reliever on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of right elbow problems, leaving the team with questions about Tuesday's trade in which it received Lyon from the Boston . The 23-year-old Lyon and a prospect were dealt to Pittsburgh for 31-year-old lefthander and a minor leaguer. However, an MRI conducted on the right elbow of Lyon revealed a frayed ligament. "We have health concerns regarding ," said senior vice president and general manager Dave Littlefield in a statement released by the club. "Because of this, we have decided to place Brandon on the disabled list and will fill his spot on the active roster this weekend. We are currently in discussions with the about our concerns and are hoping to resolve the issue as soon as possible and in a way that is satisfactory to both clubs." Lyon last pitched Sunday while still with Boston. He allowed four unearned runs in two innings of a 9-4 win over his former team, the Toronto . The righthander was 4-5 with nine saves and a 3.93 ERA in 42 relief appearances for the . The opened a four-game series at St. Louis on Friday with a 10-5 win over the .

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