Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/30/14
Brandon Lyon and the Mets agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract Friday, giving New York another ninth-inning option while closer Frank Francisco recovers from elbow surgery. Lyon spent last season with Houston and Toronto, going a combined 4-2 with a 3.10 ERA and one save. He had 63 strikeouts in 61 innings spanning 67 appearances. The 33-year-old right-hander has 79 career saves and a 4.12 ERA in 11 major league seasons. He saved 26 games for Arizona in 2008 and 20 for Houston in 2010. Lyon can earn an additional $1.65 million in performance bonuses. The only other free agent to receive a major league contract from the Mets this offseason was pitcher Shaun Marcum, who got a $4 million, one-year deal to replace NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey in the rotation. Dickey was traded to Toronto for prospects. Marcum can make another $2.25 million in performance bonuses and $1.75 million in roster bonuses. Francisco had surgery in December to remove a bone spur from his right e...
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