2/7/13

FLASH: Mets Sign RP Brandon Lyon

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The New York Mets today announced the signing of right handed RP Brandon Lyon to a one year deal.

Lyon split time with the Astros and Toronto last season and was 4-2 with a ERA of 3.10. His peripherals included a K/9 rate of 9.3, BB/9 rate of 3.0, and 1.246 WHIP.

The 33 yr old has a career ERA of 4.03 in the National League with 6 SV. Lyon pitched in more low leverage situations with the Blue Jays but has a history of being a big time pitcher with 48% of his appearances being in High Leverage situations. He also does a good job of stranding runners with a Inherited Runners Scored % of only 20% last season.

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