Lyons re-signed Wednesday with the Yankees on a minor-league contract. Lyons' deal is expected to include an invitation to big-league spring training, but the 32-year-old lefty will likely be bound for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to open the 2021 campaign. During the 60-game 2020 campaign, Lyons made one appearance out of the New York bullpen, giving up four earned runs over 1.2 innings.
Lyons was outrighted to the Yankees' alternate training site Friday. Lyons' only big-league outing of the year was a disaster, as he allowed four runs in just 1.2 innings of work against Toronto on Wednesday. Miguel Yajure was recalled in a corresponding move.
Lyons' contract was selected by the Yankees on Tuesday. Lyons has spent the entire season at the alternate training site, but he'll join the active roster for the first time in 2020 after right-hander Michael King was optioned to the alternate training site. It's unclear whether he'll remain with the team during a potential postseason run. The southpaw is likely to take on a low-leverage bullpen role.
Lyons was reassigned to the Yankees' alternate training site Tuesday. Lyons had a shot at making the team's Opening Day roster while competing in spring training and summer camp, but he'll begin the season at alternate camp instead. The southpaw recorded a 6.39 ERA and 17:5 K:BB over 12.2 innings with the Pirates and Yankees last season.
Lyons has been named to the Yankees' 60-man player pool. Lyons was competing for a bullpen spot prior to the suspension of spring training, and he'll resume that battle when summer camp gets underway. The southpaw impressed in Grapefruit League play, racking up seven strikeouts in 4.1 scoreless innings.
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