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John Lannan | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Nationals signed LHP John Lannan to a minor league contract.
The contract does not include an invitation to spring training. Lannan, 32, has not seen significant time in the majors since 2013. He spent the past campaign at Triple-A Omaha, in the Royals system, pitching to a 5.24 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 55/43 K/BB ratio across 132 1/3 innings (19 starts in 25 appearances). He is unlikely to see big league time with the Nationals unless injuries strike. Tue, Mar 7, 2017 02:34:00 PM

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Royals signed LHP John Lannan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Lannan spent all of last season at Triple-A in the Rockies' organization, posting a 5.39 ERA across 152 innings. Now 31, the left-handed hasn't done much in the majors since 2011 but isn't a bad no-risk gamble by Kansas City.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 09:02:00 PM

Rockies signed LHP John Lannan to a minor league contract.

The 30-year-old southpaw posted a 6.75 ERA over 56 innings of work at Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014. Given the Rockies struggles both in the rotation and the bullpen, it would be surprising to see him not get a shot at some point during the 2015 season.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 01:29:00 PM

John Lannan has elected free agency.

Lannan was outrighted off the Mets' 40-man roster in April but stayed with the club's Triple-A affiliate for the duration of the 2014 season. He owned a 6.75 ERA in 56 innings of work, but given the lifespan of left-handers he should catch on somewhere prior to the 2015 season.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 10:58:00 PM

John Lannan has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Lannan had the option to elect free agency, but he has decided to remain in the Mets organization for now. The lefty had a 15.75 ERA in five relief appearances.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 06:56:00 PM

Mets sent LHP John Lannan outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Lannan's move to the bullpen didn't go well, as he posted a 15.75 ERA over five relief appearances. He has the option to elect free agency rather than accept the minor league assignment. The Mets will try Daisuke Matsuzaka as a long reliever instead.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 01:19:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of LHP John Lannan from Triple-A Las Vegas.

With that, Lannan has earned a spot on the Opening Day roster. While he has pitched almost exclusively as a starter during his career, he will function as a second left-hander out of New York's bullpen.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 04:05:00 PM

John Lannan gave up five runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Marlins.

Lannan walked four and struck out just one in his first rough outing of the spring. It was starting to look like the Mets' plan was to make Daisuke Matsuzaka their fifth starter and carry Lannan as a reliever, though that was prior to Jon Niese's setback. Now there might be room for both in the rotation. Lannan doesn't look like much of an option in NL-only leagues, though.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 05:20:00 PM

John Lannan allowed two unearned runs in four innings and struck out five in a loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday.

It sounds like the Mets want one of the veterans as their fifth starter, not Jenrry Mejia. Lannan is likely a bit behind Daisuke Matsuzaka in the race, but he helped his cause today; the only runs came after a David Wright error. What does hurt Lannan is that he's a candidate for the bullpen if he's not in the rotation, while Matsuzaka is strictly a starter.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that John Lannan and Daisuke Matsuzaka were currently the frontrunners to occupy the fifth and final spot in the Mets Opening Day rotation.

The 29-year-old southpaw made 14 starts for the Phillies in 2013, posting an underwhelming 5.33 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 38/27 K/BB ratio over 74 1/3 innings. Even if he does manage to win the spot over Matsuzaka, his fantasy value would be minimal outside of NL-only formats.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 04:38:00 PM

John Lannan will receive a $1.5 million salary if he makes the Mets.

Lannan could earn an additional $2 million if he reaches certain benchmarks in innings pitched and games started. The 29-year-old can opt out of the deal in mid-June if he's not in the majors. He's set to compete for the fifth starter job in the spring.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Mets signed LHP John Lannan to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Lannan, 29, started 14 games for the Phillies last season, going 3-6 with a 5.33 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin said Lannan will compete for the fifth starter role with the team during spring.
Sat, Jan 18, 2014 04:13:00 PM

John Lannan has elected free agency.

Lannan had been outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster. He was eligible for arbitration for a final time this winter, but Philly would have non-tendered him, so he'll now just have more time to look for a new gig. The left-hander's season ended early due to left knee tendinosis.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 08:00:00 PM

John Lannan (knee) is done for the season.

Lannan was placed on the disabled list August 16 with left knee tendinosis and may need surgery. The 28-year-old posted a brutal 5.33 ERA in 74 1/3 innings this season for Philly. He could be non-tendered this winter.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 04:30:00 PM

Phillies placed LHP John Lannan on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinosis.

Lannan suffered the injury during Wednesday's start in what was essentially an aggravation of a previous injury. The Phillies haven't provided a timetable for his return, but since he missed two months of action earlier this year with the ailment there's a good chance his season is over.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 10:05:00 AM

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