May 20 10:16a
Lyon elected to become a free agent Tuesday, MiLB.com reports.
Lyon signed a minor league contract, including an invitation to spring training with the Angels, but didn't land a gig with the big club out of spring training. In 20 appearances at Triple-A Salt Lake, he posted a 0-6 record, 4.08 ERA, 2.384 WHIP, and 9:8 K:BB in 17.2 innings. Bad luck in the form of a .429 BABIP appears to have inflated his WHIP in particular, but his strikeout rate (4.58 K/9) isn't too inspiring. On the open market, he'll likely only net another minor league deal, considering the performance.