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Jeff Fletcher, Angels beat writer for the Orange County Register, tweeted the following, confirming the signing of Lyon.
#Angels have signed RHP Brandon Lyon to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Will compete for bullpen spot.Lyon figures to try and compete for a spot in the Angles bullpen with 15 other relief pitchers on the 40-man roster. Although Lyon has experience that many others competing for a spot do not have, it appears he will be a long shot to make the team.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) February 10, 2014
Lyon was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 199. The well-traveled veteran has played for the Blue Jays, Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Tigers, Astros and Mets. Last season, he was 2-2 with a 4.98 ERA in 37 games with the Mets before released in July. The Red Sox signed Lyon but never gave him a shot at the major league level. In 572 career games, Lyon is 42-47 with a 4.16 ERA.