Showing posts with label Tim Byrdak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tim Byrdak. Show all posts

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mets News and Notes: Beltran Update, Bullpen Decisions


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Beltran will play five innings in right field on Saturday in a minor-league game.

He did not run hard today, a day after testing his legs in a simulated game. Beltran went 5-for-11, including a pair of hits off Chris Young, with two doubles.

Tim Byrdak sealed up a spot in the major-league bullpen as the left-handed specialist. The Mets selected his contract and added him to the 40-man roster. Mike O’Connor, his main competition, was sent down to minor-league camp.

That means one spot in the seven-man bullpen is left. These six appear locked: Francisco Rodriguez, Bobby Parnell, D.J. Carrasco, Taylor Buchholz, Pedro Beato and Byrdak.

Those vying for the final spot: Jason Isringhausen (tagged for four runs in that minor-league game today), Blaine Boyer, Pat Misch and Manny Acosta.


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Friday, January 21, 2011

Mets sign Tim Byrdak to a minor league deal..


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Left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak has signed with the Mets on a minor league deal.

Byrdak, 37, is expected to compete with Taylor Tankersley for a left-handed relief role.

Byrdak went 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances spanning 38 2/3 innings with the Houston Astros last season. Left-handed batters hit .213 against him, as opposed to right-handed batters, who hit .333.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bring in the arms - Tim Byrdak on Radar


The Mets and left-hander Tim Byrdak have "mutual interest" in each other and have been discussing a contract, according to Mets Chronicle's  good friend Mike Silva of the New York Baseball Digest.  Silva thinks a deal could be finalized within "the next couple of days."

The Mets were looking for southpaw relief help, and Byrdak fits that bill, holding left-handed batters to a .202/.296/.380 line in his nine Major League seasons. 

Byrdak, 37, has a 3.46 ERA over the last four seasons but also averaged five walks per nine innings in that stretch; it's actually an upgrade from his career 5.5 BB/9 rate. 

Byrdak spent the last three seasons with the Astros, who released the southpaw in November.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NYBD: Mets sign Taylor Tankersley


Mike Silva of  NYBD Reports:

Dave Gershman of Beyond the Box Score is reporting the Mets have signed Taylor Tankersley to a minor league deal.

Silva knows the Mets still have interest in Joe Beimel and Tim Byrdak, two of the remaining LOOGY’s on the market.

Silva says why Tankersley’s deal makes sense and how the Mets 40 man roster is inflexible and, right now, the only players they could sign are those on a minor league contract.
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