Mets re-sign reliever Tim Byrdak to minor league deal

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Tim Byrdak, who underwent shoulder surgery in September and could end up missing all of 2013, has re-signed with the Mets on a minor-league contract, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Byrdak is 39 years old and talked about potentially retiring, but decided to go under the knife and attempt a comeback.

He appeared in 128 games for the Mets during the past two seasons as a southpaw specialist, logging 68 innings with a 4.08 ERA and 81/37 K/BB ratio.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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