ST. LOUIS -- Tyler Lyons' time back in the bigs was short-lived. At least for now.
The St. Louis Cardinals placed the left-hander on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a right intercostal strain. Right-hander Sam Tuivailala was recalled from Triple-A Memphis to replace him on the 25-man roster.
Lyons began the season on the disabled list while recovering from right knee surgery. He rejoined the active roster April 20 and pitched in two games, working three innings (0-0, 3.00 ERA), including a scoreless seventh inningMonday night.
Tuivailala, 24, who started the season with St. Louis, was recalled as the teams 26th man for Thursdays day-night doubleheader but did not pitch and returned to Memphis afterthe game. He was 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three games (three innings) for the Cardinals earlier this season.
At Memphis, he was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and one save in eight games, striking out eight batters while allowing just four hits and one walk.