The San Francisco Giants have held “significant
conversations” with right-handed reliever Brandon Lyon, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area.
The club has had significant conversations with right-hander
Brandon Lyon, CSN Bay Area has confirmed.
Baggarly adds that discussions had been tabled for a week as
the team focused its attention on its arbitration eligible players. However,
San Francisco has “aggressively pursued” Lyon.
The Giants have reportedly left the door open to a possible
reunion with former closer Brian Wilson, but Baggarly notes that if the team
adds Lyon it would likely be their final move of the offseason.
Lyon has been a late-inning reliever throughout much of his
career, and he held the role of primary closer for the Houston Astros during the
2010 season. Lyon has 79 career saves and has maintained an ERA of 4.12 over 11
seasons at the major league level.
Beyond potential acquisitions, in-house arm Sergio Romo
figures to also get a crack at handling closing duties this spring. The
right-hander collected 14 saves while maintaining an ERA of 1.79 over 69
appearances for the Giants last season.
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