ATLANTA (AP) - The New York Mets have signed relief pitcher Tim Byrdak to a 2012 contract.
A 37-year-old lefty specialist, Byrdak is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 37 1-3 innings, a span of 69 games.
Byrdak was the winner Sunday, allowing one hit in two-thirds of an inning during a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
Despite Freddie Freeman's RBI single off Byrdak in the seventh inning, left-handed hitters have a .208 average and 35 strikeouts in 96 at-bats against him this season.
In his last 48 games overall, Byrdak has a 1.44 ERA.
By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A mother of three and a passionate conservative, Shirley Husar changes the game.
Join the Communities and submit your column in response to one written, or on something totally new and unique. We want to hear from you
An advocate against sexual trafficking and for victims, Holly Smith speaks out.
Health care reform, organized medicine, physician practice management, and patient care--a real time look at the challenges facing doctors and patients in America today.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention
California wildfires wreak havoc