Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/4/13
The Mets have designated reliever Brandon Lyon for assignment. A corresponding move has not been announced, but it could open the door for Ike Davis to return to the team. The Mets have been playing with an extra arm on the roster and short one player on the bench. Lyon had a 4.98 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched for the Mets this season and has allowed ten earned runs in his last eight appearances. He allowed a 14th-inning RBI single to Martin Prado today in the Mets’ 5-4, 15-inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Mets signed Lyon in January to a one-year, $750,000 contract loaded with incentive bonuses. He had 37 appearances for the Mets and was due to start getting $100,000 bonuses for each five appearances beginning at 40. Who’s ready for another bullpen revamp next offseason? Just kidding, this bullpen hasn’t been nearly as bad as the last two seasons. But if they flip LaTroy Hawkins and David Aardsma as I suspect. another bullpen revamp may be exactly what we’ll get in the Winter.
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