According to his agent Barry Meister, free agent reliever Brandon Lyon is seeking a multi-year contract, says Steve Kornacki of MLive.com.
“The main thing for me going into this after last year, and playing for two teams in two years, is a long-term deal,” Lyon recently told Booth Newspapers. “That’s more important to me this year. The shuffle is tougher and I want to dedicate myself to one team and one city, and have that peace of mind.”
Meister added that they're still "in the exploratory phase and a number of teams are interested,” noting that they will talk to the Tigers before anything else happens. Lyon said that he'd like to return to Detroit.
The 30-year-old righthander had a 2.86 ERA in 78.2 innings for Detroit this year, pitching extremely well in the second half.