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.