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Former Dodgers Starter Lance Lynn Agrees To Deal With NL Central Squad

Former Dodgers starting pitcher Lance Lynn will not be returning to the team next season, as he signed a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s for $10 million in 2024 but does have an option included within.

Lynn returns to St. Louis where he started his career, and will likely finish it as well. If he performs well, he could earn much more. He was very up and down during the 2023 season, but it didn’t deter teams from going after him.

There was minor interest in him returning to the Dodgers, but it was always a long shot. LA brought him in at the trade deadline to bolster their rotation, and while he performed okay, he also caused issues.

He was extremely home-run-happy during the 2023 season, and it ended up hurting the Dodgers down the stretch. LA had Lynn start Game 3 of their NLDS series, and they were always doomed with him being the lone starting pitching acquisition at the trade deadline.

Lynn was asked to do more than he was capable of and that was the issue. He finished his time with the Dodgers by posting an ERA of 4.36 over 11 games.

Fans will likely remember him for allowing four home runs during his postseason start, and that was the beginning of the end for him in Dodger Blue. LA will now look to improve their starting rotation and hope for much better results next season.

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Matt Levine

Matt is a passionate sports fan who loves writing about and covering the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and NCAA. After growing up watching sports, Matt set out to work in the field, earning a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area.


  1. Wow, tough crowd here.

    I thought Lance did ok with the Dodgers. Yeah, he wasn’t a Cy Young candidate, but both he and the club knew that when he came over. He did have an ugly game in the playoffs, but he wasn’t the only one who did. He showed up and pitched and didn’t get hurt. Unlike say, Kershaw, Urias, Gonsolin, May, Buehler, perhaps more, let alone the dumpster fire named Syndergaard who may or may not have been hurt, but sure pitched like it. Yeah, it’s late in his career, but the Dodgers coaching staff has done wonders at times with extracting the most out of a player.

    The numbers may not have worked, but I saw value and possible higher potential. Oh well, I wish him well.

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