Bisons add pitching pair
The Buffalo Bisons today announced that RHP JOHN LUJAN has been promoted to the team from Double-A Binghamton. Also, the New York Mets announced that they have signed RHP BRIAN SWEENEYto a minor league contract and assigned him to the Bisons roster.
Lujan, 26, began the season with Binghamton and was 0-1 with a 3.60ERA and four saves in eight appearances (10.0IP, 10H, 4BB, 11K). The righty has converted four of five save opportunities. With the B-Mets, Lujan held left-handed hitters to a .133 average (2-15).
Lujan split the 2010 season between the Bisons and Binghamton. In 31 games with the Herd, he was 2-3 with a 5.79ERA and four saves (37.1IP, 45K).
Sweeney, 37, went to camp with the Arizona Diamondbacks but started the 2011 season with the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League. He was the Patriots’ Opening Day Starter and struck out eight in seven innings to collect a win in his only appearance with the team.
Sweeney split last season between Triple-A Tacoma and the Seattle Mariners. With the big club, he was 1-2 with a 3.16ERA in 24 games (37.0IP, 14K). In his career, Sweeney is 4-2 with a 3.38ERA in 73 major league games with the Mariners and the San Diego Padres.