Lynn has Tommy John surgery, will miss 2016 Lynn's scoreless start 1:27 9/28/15: Lance Lynn throws five scoreless innings, allowing only four hits and striking out six, while also stranding seven runners By Andrew Simon / MLB.com | 4:49 PM ET Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday in St. Louis and is expected to miss the entire 2016 season. In addition to having his ulnar collateral ligament repaired, Lynn also had his ulnar nerve transposed and bone chips removed. The club had not previously divulged that Lynn needed the surgery. The 28-year-old right-hander made 31 starts for the Cardinals this season, going 12-11 with a 3.03 ERA. In 175 1/3 innings, he walked 68 and struck out 167. Lynn's last appearance was in Game 2 of the National League Division Series, when he pitched one inning of relief against the Cubs. A first-round pick by St. Louis in the 2008 Draft, Lynn has pitched in 150 games (128 starts) over five seasons with the club, going 61-39 with a 3.37 ERA. He was an NL All-Star in 2012.