The New York Mets have requested to put right-handed reliever Brandon Lyon on unconditional release waivers.
The team recently made the announcement through their official Twitter page stating,
The #Mets asked for unconditional release waivers for RHP Brandon Lyon.
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 9, 2013
If Lyon accepts, he will become a free agent.
Lyon was designated for assignment after giving up a 14th inning run in the Mets loss to the Diamondbacks on the Fourth of July. He was taken off the roster to make room for fellow reliever, Greg Burke.
After signing a one year, $750,000 contract at the beginning of the season, Lyon has produced a 2-2 record with a 4.98 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 34 1/3 innings over 37 games.
During his 12 years in the league, the 33 year old veteran has accumulated a .472 win percentage (42-47) with a 4.16 career ERA.