MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert talked to Brandon Lyon’s agent Barry Meister, who said his client would be open to closing or an eighth inning role. Lyon would be thrilled to return to the D’Backs, but they don’t figure to match a multiyear offer. More likely, they offer arbitration but let him leave.
Lyon, 29, posted a 4.70 ERA in 59.1 innings this year. His command was strong, possibly indicating better times ahead.