• by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Brandon Lyon elects free agency

    Angels pitcher Brandon Lyon has elected free agency, according to MLBTradeRumors. In 17 2/3 innings in the minors, Lyon posted a 4.08 ERA. Lyon will attempt to hook on with another club now that he's available again.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Angels sign 12-year veteran Brandon Lyon

    The Angels announced Monday they signed reliever Brandon Lyon to a minor-league deal, which includes an invitation to spring training. Lyon is 42-27 with a 4.16 ERA over 12 MLB seasons.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Red Sox release Brandon Lyon

    The Pawtucket Red Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have announced the release of pitcher Brandon Lyon , who was signed by the team in mid-July. Lyon allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and one walk while striking out three in 5 1/3 innings for Pawtucket.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Red Sox sign Brandon Lyon

    The Red Sox have signed reliever Brandon Lyon to a minor league deal, MLB.com reports. Lyon struggled in 34 1/3 innings for the Mets -- 4.98 ERA, 1.63 WHIP -- but the Red Sox are dealing with a bevy of injuries in their bullpen, so he will at least provide some depth.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Brandon Lyon released by Mets

    The Mets released reliever Brandon Lyon Tuesday. Lyon was designated for assignment Thursday. He was 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA in 36 relief appearances for the Mets.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Mets designate Brandon Lyon for assignment

    The Mets have designated reliever Brandon Lyon for assignment following Thursday's 15-inning game against the Diamondbacks Thursday. He allowed a run on three hits over 1 1/3 innings of a 5-4 loss.Lyon has a 4.98 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 37 innings in the majors this season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Mets GM upbeat about bullpen

    The New York Post reports Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is optimistic the team's bullpen will be much better in 2013 after he has seen promising performances this spring from newcomers Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Greg Burke and Pedro Feliciano. The Mets' bullpen ranked 29th in the majors last season in ERA (4.65). "I think we have a little more confidence in the bullpen than we had toward the end of spring training last year," Alderson said. "It's all about performance in the regular season, but it seems that we have a better assortment of veteran arms and we've got several pitchers from both the right and left side coming up through the system to give us a lot more depth and are competing for a spot in the bullpen, so that's a very different situation than we had last year."

  • by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Mets agree to deal with Lyon

    According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, the Mets have reached an agreement with reliever Brandon Lyon, pending a physical. Lyon, 33, had a 3.10 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 67 appearances between the Astros and Blue Jays in 2012.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Lyon close to deal with Mets

    CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports the Mets are close to a deal with free agent reliever Brandon Lyon, who pitched for the Astros and Blue Jays in 2012.