BRANDON LYON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Angels agree with RHP Lyon on minor league deal

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a minor league contract with reliever Brandon Lyon that includes an invitation to their big league camp for spring training. The 34-year-old right-hander had a 4.98 ERA in 37 appearances with the New York Mets last year. He signed with the Boston Red Sox on July 19, making four appearances out of their Triple-A bullpen before opting out of his...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim Angels sign Brandon Lyon

Jeff Fletcher confirms that the Anaheim Angels signed veteran relief pitcher Brandon Lyon to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invitation, giving them additional bullpen depth three days prior pitchers and catchers report to Tempe, Arizona. #Angels have signed RHP Brandon Lyon to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Will compete for bullpen spot. —...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels sign pitcher Brandon Lyon to minor league contract

The Los Angeles Angels struggled to a 78-win season last year, much of which can be attributed to weak pitching which ranked near the bottom of the league in ERA and WHIP.  The Angels head into spring training with 22 pitchers on their 40-man roster.  In attempts to bolster competition even further, the Angels signed veteran right-handed pitcher Brandon Lyon to a minor league contract...
Via MLB Injury News
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets To Release Brandon Lyon

The New York Mets have requested to put right-handed reliever Brandon Lyon on unconditional release waivers. The team recently made the announcement through their official Twitter page stating, The #Mets asked for unconditional release waivers for RHP Brandon Lyon. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 9, 2013 If Lyon accepts, he will become a free agent. Lyon was designated for assignment...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Designate Brandon Lyon For Assignment

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Lyon Is Cashing In Despite A Team Worst ERA Among Mets Relievers

I couldn’t help but get somewhat annoyed when MetsBlog posted that reliever Brandon Lyon is currently cashing in on some large monthly incentive bonus checks. His contract stipulates that Lyon is to receive roster bonuses of $100,000-$125,000 roughly once a month. The 34-year-old righty who signed a  a guaranteed $750,000 deal with the Mets before the season, received his...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets add RHP Brandon Lyon to revamped bullpen

The Mets have signed reliever Brandon Lyon to a one-year deal. The right-hander spent last season with the Astros and Blue Jays. He went 4-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 61 innings, with a save and 63 strikeouts. The 33-year-old has played 11 major league seasons with five teams. He has 79 career saves. The Mets have been trying to make over a bullpen that was one of the worst in the majors...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Lyon nears deal with Mets

Free-agent reliever Brandon Lyon is finalizing a one-year contract with the New York Mets, according to a major league source. The two sides continue to negotiate the guarantee, which will be between $750,000 and $900,000, the source said. Whatever the base turns out to be, the contract will include incentives that could bring the total value of the package to $2.4 million. Lyon...
Via Fox Sports
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Lyon comes through for Astros in clutch

HOUSTON Don't call what Brandon Lyon managed on Saturday night against the Rangers a comeback. He's been optimally healthy for weeks. Lyon produced his ninth consecutive scoreless appearance at Minute Maid Park in the eighth inning, so in one sense what he delivered was par for the course. But the details of his latest outing provided a stark contrast to the progressive...
Via Fox Sports Houston
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Lyon ready for whatever may come with Astros

When the Astros sent reliever Mark Melancon to the Red Sox in the trade which netted Jed Lowrie, most stories about the deal discussed how the Astros sent their closer to Boston. When Astros pitchers and catchers reported to Kissimmee several days ago, manager Brad Mills was asked more than once what he planned to do about the closer's role. Mills has not committed to any closer...
Via Fox Sports Houston
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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