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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Source: Byrdak on Mets radar

By Adam Rubin

Tim Byrdak

Relief Pitcher
Houston Astros


2010 Season Stats
64 2 2 20 29 3.49
Tim Byrdak is "on the radar" of the Mets and could end up competing with Taylor Tankersley for a left-handed relief role in spring training, a source confirmed to on Wednesday.

Tankersley, an ex-Marlin, previously had agreed to a minor league deal with the club.

Terry Collins mentioned earlier Wednesday that Sandy Alderson was optimistic about adding another left-handed reliever.

Byrdak, 37, went 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances for the Houston Astros last season, spanning 38 2/3 innings. He also has pitched for the Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers during his career. Left-handed batters hit .213 against Byrdak last season.