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Brandon Lyon opts out of Triple-A deal with the Angels

May 20, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

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Convinced the Angels weren’t going to call him up from Triple-A anytime soon, veteran reliever Brandon Lyon has opted out of his minor-league deal and become a free agent.

Lyon signed a minor-league contract with the Angels in February, but the 34-year-old right-hander was unimpressive at Triple-A with a 4.08 ERA and 9/8 K/BB ratio in 18 innings. Lyon was also sub par for the Mets last season before being released in July, but he was actually very effective in 2012.

  1. timmmah10 - May 20, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    4 run ERA, 4 K/9, and 4 BB/9?

    Yeah, that’ll keep you in the minors for most clubs.

    Not sure this was the best move at this point for him.

  2. chaser44 - May 20, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    at this point he should get an immediate tryout for the phillies. He can not be worse than garcia, manship

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