Cardinals demote Lyons, recall Sallas

The St. Louis Cardinals demoted Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis,

a day after the lefty started against the Reds, and recalled

reliever Fernando Salas to boost the bullpen.

Lyons is 2-4 with a 4.73 ERA in nine games for St. Louis, and

allowed one earned run in five innings with no decision in a win

over Cincinnati. He’s 7-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 16 starts at

Memphis.

Salas has appeared in 19 games with St. Louis, going 0-2 with a

4.79 ERA, and is 1-2 with a 1.90 ERA and 12 saves in 22 games in

the minors. The former Cardinals closer has eight saves and a 1.64

ERA this month.