Minor hamstring tightness keeps Lynn off hill

Minor hamstring tightness keeps Lynn off hill

JUPITER, Fla. -- Lance Lynn skipped his scheduled side session on Tuesday after alerting the Cardinals' medical staff of some minor tightness in his left hamstring.

The setback, though, should hardly be described as such, Lynn said. He also said that he expects to return to the mound on Wednesday to resume his spring throwing program. Lynn threw his first bullpen session of Spring Training two days ago.

Though he did not throw, Lynn did participate in other on-field workouts on Tuesday.

Right-hander Jordan Swagerty (right arm discomfort), the seventh-ranked Cardinals prospect, was also kept off the mound on Tuesday for precautionary reasons. He, like Lynn, was still in uniform on Tuesday and moved around the fields along with the rest of the pitchers.

Thirteen other pitchers did take the mound on Tuesday, including four-fifths of the team's projected rotation. There was a little added significance for Adam Wainwright, as it was on this date last season that Wainwright ended a throwing session prematurely because of right elbow discomfort.

Wainwright enjoyed a bit of a showcase during his bullpen session, as those scheduled to throw alongside him (Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal) waited until Wainwright finished his work before beginning theirs. Wainwright also had Skip Schumaker and Matt Holliday stand in a makeshift batter's box in order to better simulate a real-game situation.