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Mets re-sign reliever Tim Byrdak to minor league deal

Nov 26, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

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Tim Byrdak, who underwent shoulder surgery in September and could end up missing all of 2013, has re-signed with the Mets on a minor-league contract, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Byrdak is 39 years old and talked about potentially retiring, but decided to go under the knife and attempt a comeback.

He appeared in 128 games for the Mets during the past two seasons as a southpaw specialist, logging 68 innings with a 4.08 ERA and 81/37 K/BB ratio.

  1. uyf1950 - Nov 26, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    You can never have enough 39 year old relievers coming back from shoulder surgery on your roster even a minor league roster.

  2. proudlycanadian - Nov 26, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    He is left handed and has a pulse. Of course, the Mets will try to keep him.

  3. Francisco (FC) - Nov 26, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Aha! I see the Mets have put the rest of the NL East on notice…

  4. jssgriffi - Nov 26, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Only one comment: why?

    • ptfu - Nov 27, 2012 at 12:56 AM

      Because Tim Byrdak is the Chicken Instigator.

      http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/25/the-frank-francisco-chicken-saga-comes-to-a-happy-ending/

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