Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:40:49 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed free-agent RP Brandon Lyon (Red Sox) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Feb. 10.
Fantasy Tip: Lyon is probably a long shot to be the fallback option in the ninth inning if Ernesto Frieri falters at some point.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:51:19 -0700
The Boston Red Sox released RP Brandon Lyon Thursday, Aug. 1.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:05:39 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have signed free-agent RPs Jose Contreras (Pirates) and Brandon Lyon (Mets) to minor league contracts. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Both pitchers have been assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:11:41 -0700
The New York Mets have put RP Brandon Lyon on unconditional release waivers.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:42:02 -0700
The New York Mets have designated RP Brandon Lyon for assignment. The team will recall RP Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to their game Friday, July 5.
Tue, 28 May 2013 13:46:00 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins doubts that RP Bobby Parnell will be available to pitch Tuesday, May 28, after pitching the last two days and recording saves. RPs Brandon Lyon, Scott Rice or LaTroy Hawkins could all be asked to pitch if a save situation arises.
Fantasy Tip: This will likely just end up being a day of rest for Parnell, so don't be alarmed. Lyon, Rice and Hawkins don't deserve adding for the day. Expect Parnell to be back in action, when needed, Wednesday.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:19:49 -0700
New York Mets RP Scott Rice was used in the ninth inning of a tied ball game Thursday, April 25, because manager Terry Collins doesn't want to overuse RP Bobby Parnell by using him late in tied games. The Los Angeles Dodgers had a string of left-handed hitters coming to bat, too. Rice ended up letting the Dodgers take the lead and eventually win. Parnell later entered in the inning to clean up the damage, and he let an inherited runner score. Collins is also trying not to overuse RPs Scott Atchison and Brandon Lyon. Rice has entered in the eighth inning or later in each of his last five outings.
Fantasy Tip: Parnell is the team's unquestioned closer, but Rice's utilization late in games shows Collins' confidence in the southpaw. Rice is solid against lefties, and he induces plenty of ground-ball outs, but don't expect him to be used in any save situations.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:18:37 -0800
New York Mets RP Brandon Lyon could very well be the eighth-inning setup man to RP Bobby Parnell if RP Frank Francisco (elbow) isn't ready for the start of the regular season.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:28:17 -0800
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) is dealing with right elbow inflammation and is being held back from throwing. Francisco had a bone spur removed from his elbow in December, and manager Terry Collins said the inflammation isn't unexpected. If Francisco can't be ready for the start of the season, RPs Bobby Parnell and Brandon Lyon are closing candidates. RPs LaTroy Hawkins and Josh Edgin would also get looks in the ninth-inning in spring training.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:53:27 -0800
New York Mets RPs LaTroy Hawkins and Pedro Feliciano can make $1 million each if they make the opening day roster and up to $300,000 in performance bonuses apiece. Both relievers will earn the full amount if they make at least 65 appearances. Hawkins can request his release if he's not on the active roster by March 26. RP Brandon Lyon can make an extra $1.65 million in incentives.