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Tim Byrdak | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (41) / 10/31/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Tim Byrdak (shoulder) is now fully healthy and looking for a team to head to spring training with.
The 40-year-old southpaw missed most of the 2013 campaign while recovering from shoulder capsule surgery, but is now 100% and believes that he can help a Major League bullpen. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal with a spring training invite to prove himself, but could be a nice low-risk flyer for teams looking to bolster their bullpen. Feb 10 - 3:01 AM

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Tim Byrdak intends to pitch in 2014.

Byrdak was working his way back from shoulder capsule surgery for most of 2013, but he managed to make it back to the Mets in September and plans to return for his age-40 season next year. "As far as competitiveness goes, Tim’s up there with anyone," said Byrdak's agent, Mike Mosa. "He’ll take the ball for you every day if you ask him to." The veteran southpaw may ultimately have to settle for a minor league deal, but he should compete for a bullpen spot somewhere in the spring.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 09:29:00 AM

According to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, a pair of teams have asked for the medical records of free agent left-hander Tim Byrdak.

The 40-year-old southpaw spent the majority of the 2013 season working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, and only logged 4 2/3 innings at the big league level with the Mets in September. If healthy, he's proven in the past to be an effective situational lefty, and should be able to compete for a bullpen spot wherever he signs.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 09:57:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of LHP Tim Byrdak from Triple-A Las Vegas.

It took longer than expected for the 39-year-old lefty to work his way back from last September's shoulder surgery. He looked strong during his minor league rehab stint, posting a 1.27 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 24/13 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings across three minor league levels. He'll function primarily in a situational role for the Mets.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 09:49:00 AM

Tim Byrdak (shoulder) made his first rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast League Mets on Friday.

He threw a scoreless inning and didn't allow any hits in his first game action since 2012. Byrdak is working his way back from left shoulder surgery and could rejoin the Mets' bullpen around the All-Star break.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 01:18:00 PM

Tim Byrdak (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Mets on Friday.

Byrdak has appeared in extended spring games, but this will be his first official game experience since he underwent shoulder surgery last September. The Mets are hoping he can join their bullpen around the All-Star break.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 12:16:00 PM

Tim Byrdak (shoulder) pitched in an extended spring training game Saturday.

Byrdak resumed a throwing program earlier this month, but it's still not clear when he'll be ready for a rehab assignment. The Mets are hoping Byrdak can return sometime around midseason.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Tim Byrdak (shoulder) threw his third bullpen session Wednesday.

Byrdak, who had shoulder surgery last September, resumed throwing earlier this month and has worked his way up to 25 pitches. It's not clear when he'll be ready for a rehab assignment, but he's hoping to rejoin the Mets around midseason.
Wed, May 22, 2013 11:31:00 AM

Tim Byrdak (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.

It's his first since undergoing surgery on his pitching shoulder last September. Byrdak still has a long ways to go, but the Mets are hoping he can rejoin the bullpen sometime in July.
Wed, May 15, 2013 09:42:00 PM

Tim Byrdak (shoulder) could be cleared for a bullpen session next week.

Byrdak has resumed a throwing program and continues to progress from shoulder surgery. If he can avoid setbacks, Byrdak should rejoin the Mets' bullpen sometime in late June.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 03:56:00 PM

Tim Byrdak (shoulder) will receive a $100,000 retention bonus and report to minor league camp.

As expected. Byrdak underwent left shoulder surgery in September and hopes to join the Mets' bullpen in June.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 02:30:00 PM

Tim Byrdak (shoulder) hopes to join the Mets in June.

Byrdak underwent surgery on his right shoulder and knee in September. "The arm strength is still developing," he told reporters Monday afternoon in Mets camp. "It's still developing at an accelerated pace."
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 01:37:00 PM

Tim Byrdak (shoulder, knee) has joined the Mets at their spring training complex.

Byrdak had been rehabbing in Chicago, throwing from 90 feet four times per week. The club's coaches and trainers still need to come up with a routine for him, but the lefty is hoping to throw off a mound before the end of spring training. He's shooting to return at the beginning of July.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 01:03:00 PM

Tim Byrdak (shoulder, knee) is shooting to return on July 1.

Byrdak in September had surgery to repair the torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder and also had a procedure to clean up torn meniscus cartilage in his right knee. The 39-year-old is ahead of schedule in his recovery, though, and it sounds like he has a shot to be a contributor for the Mets in the second half.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Mets re-signed LHP Tim Byrdak to a minor league contract.

Byrdak, 39, had surgery on his left shoulder and right knee in September and is a question mark to contribute at all in 2013. He posted a 4.40 ERA and 34/18 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 innings for the Mets in 2012.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 01:41:00 PM

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SS1Wilmer Flores
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3B1David Wright
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CF1Juan Lagares
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