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Thursday, July 4, 2013
Brandon Lyon dumped by Mets

By Adam Rubin

NEW YORK -- The Mets have designated Brandon Lyon for assignment.

Lyon allowed a 14th-inning RBI single to Martin Prado on Thursday in what became a 5-4, 15-inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Two appearances earlier, he surrendered six runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Washington Nationals.

Lyon was one of two major league contracts handed out by Sandy Alderson last offseason (along with Shaun Marcum), although Lyon's base salary was only $750,000.

He finished his brief Mets career with a 2-2 record and 4.98 ERA in 34 1/3 innings.

Lyon made 37 appearances. He was due to start getting $100,000 bonuses for each five appearances beginning at 40.

Lyon already had qualified for $400,000 in bonuses based on time on the major league roster, but would have been eligible for an additional $250,000 had he remained deeper in the season.