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| Courtesy Salt Lake Bees Bees pitcher Brandon Lyon in action against the Albuquerque Isotopes.
Salt Lake Bees: Brandon Lyon opts out of contract, leaves team

By Steve Luhm

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published May 20 2014 01:16 pm • Last Updated May 21 2014 04:30 pm

Salt Lake Bees pitcher Brandon Lyon has opted out of his contract and left the club, the team confirmed Tuesday.

Lyon, 34, attended Taylorsville High School and Dixie State.

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In his 12-year major league career, Lyon has appeared in 572 games with six teams. His record is 42-47 with 79 saves.

This season, Lyon struggled.

In 172⁄3 innings with the Bees, he was 0-6 with an earned run average of 4.08. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Monday night’s 15-9 loss to Albuquerque.

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