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Mets Sign Right-Handed Relief Pitcher Lyon to One-Year Contract

February 08, 2013

Major League Baseball Pitcher Brandon Lyon

Major League Baseball Pitcher Brandon Lyon, formerly of the Houston Astros, pitches against the Chicago Cubs in Houston. Photographer: Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images

The New York Mets have signed right- handed relief pitcher Brandon Lyon to a one-year contract.

The Major League Baseball team did not give financial terms of the deal today in an e-mailed release announcing the agreement.

Lyon, 33, was 4-2 with a 3.10 earned run average in 67 games last year with the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays. It was his first season since undergoing shoulder surgery to repair tears in his right rotator cuff and labrum.

Lyon has saved at least 20 games twice in his 11-year career -- with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008 and the Astros in 2010. He also has pitched for the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers.

Frank Francisco, 33, led the Mets with 23 saves last season.

-- Editor: Rob Gloster

To contact the reporter on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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