Brandon Lyon To Sign With Tigers

12:34pm: The AP reports that the deal pays Lyon $4.25MM in guaranteed money, but could be worth up to $500K more.

11:09am: The AP reports the Tigers announced the deal at TigerFest.

SATURDAY, 8:44am:’s Jason Beck also hears from an industry source that Lyon’s nearing a one year deal with the Tigers. Beck expects an official announcement this morning at TigerFest.

FRIDAY, 8:30am: Lyon’s agent Barry Meister says, "We continue to work through it.  Everything is moving forward."  Lyon is at home in Utah currently.

THURSDAY, 9:04pm: Ken Rosenthal heard from a major league source that Lyon’s close to a one year deal worth just under $5MM with the Tigers. The deal includes incentives.

3:47pm: Jon Paul Morosi takes it a step further, saying the Tigers are "nearing an agreement on a multiyear contract" with Lyon.  The 29 year-old righty started strong with a 1.64 ERA through May, but posted a 6.51 mark thereafter.  He lost the D’Backs’ closer job to Chad Qualls in September.

3:27pm: According to’s Jason Beck, Brandon Lyon is down to two teams and may reach an agreement by Friday.  Beck says the Tigers are one of the two and appear to be in the lead.   According to Ken Rosenthal, the Cardinals are the other contender.  I guess that means the Twins are out.

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