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John Lannan | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Apr 19 - 6:56 PM

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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.
Apr 16 - 1:19 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.
Mar 27 - 4:05 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.
Mar 17 - 5:20 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.
Mar 12 - 4:34 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.
Mar 2 - 4:38 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.
Jan 21 - 3:57 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.
Jan 18 - 4:13 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

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Thursday that it "seems likely" John Lannan (knee) is headed back to the disabled list.

"It appears that he has similar symptoms to those he experienced earlier this season with tendinitis of the patellar tendon," Amaro said. "We will conduct a repeat MRI and will know more about his injury once the MRI is performed. It seems likely that he is headed back to the disabled list." Lannan, who suffered the injury Wednesday, missed two months of action earlier this season with the same injury, so his season could be over.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 07:04:00 PM

John Lannan left Wednesday's start against the Braves with a left knee injury.

It's presumably an aggravation of the knee injury that cost him two months of action earlier this season. The Phillies will update Lannan's status after the game, but a stint on the disabled list seems likely. The Phillies have Roy Halladay and Jonathan Pettibone working their way back from injury, but they wouldn't be ready to take Lannan's next turn. Tyler Cloyd might be an option.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 09:53:00 PM

John Lannan left Wednesday's start against the Braves with an undisclosed injury.

Lannan left with the bases loaded and one out in the second inning. It's not clear what malady he's dealing with, but the Phillies will update his status soon. Zach Miner replaced him on the mound.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 09:45:00 PM

John Lannan was blasted for eight runs over five innings in a loss to the Nationals on Friday.

The eight runs matched a career-high. He was especially bad in the fifth inning, walking three batters, including opposing pitcher Dan Haren with the bases loaded. Lannan now owns a 4.81 ERA and 37/24 K/BB ratio over 73 innings this season. He has very little fantasy appeal.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 09:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Gonzalez Germen
10Bobby Parnell