New York Mets add relievers Byrdak, Boyer
Tim Byrdak and Blaine Boyer have agreed to minor league
contracts with the New York Mets, giving the team two more options
in the bullpen.
Byrdak, a 37-year-old left-hander, was 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64
relief appearances for Houston last season, holding lefty hitters
to a .213 batting average. He is 9-10 with a 4.35 ERA in nine big
Boyer, a 29-year-old righty, was 3-2 with a 4.26 ERA in 54
appearances for Arizona in 2010, limiting right-handed hitters to a
.198 average. He is 9-12 with a 4.63 ERA in six major league
Both relievers received invitations to major league spring
New York also hired former Mets second baseman Tim Teufel as
manager of its Triple-A team at Buffalo. He managed the Mets’
Double-A Binghamton team last year.
Teufel’s staff will include pitching coach Ricky Bones and
hitting coach Mike Easler.