"I'm starting to not even think about the surgery," he said. "I'm starting to get to the point my arm feels normal and I haven't really thought about it for a while. It feels good, and I'm glad I got it done when I did so I could be healthy for the season."
Lyon is not only healthy, but he's pitching well. He pitched in his third consecutive game Tuesday, throwing a scoreless inning, and hasn't allowed a run in his last eight appearances at Minute Maid Park. Overall, he's posted a 2.38 ERA in 13 outings this year.
Lyon, in the final year of a three-year, $15 million deal, has even started to entertain the opportunity of playing a few more years.
"Before I had my surgery and the way my arm was feeling, I was wondering how much longer I could actually do it," he said. "Now it's kind of like I'm not seeing the finish line. I'm thinking I can go beyond what I was thinking. If my arm feels good enough, I could go four, five, who knows how many more years."