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

league seasons.

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

seasons.

Both relievers received invitations to major league spring

training.

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.