Free-Agent Reliever Tim Byrdak Writes Great Letter Asking Teams to Sign Him

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 18, 2014

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 02:  Tim Byrdak #40 of the New York Mets pitches in relief in the  seventh inning against the Houston Astros on May 2, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.  The Houston Astros defeated the New York Mets 8-1. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Tim Byrdak has been playing professional baseball since 1994, so the free agent is in unfamiliar territory right now because he is without a job as MLB teams have reported to camp.

The 40-year-old decided to take matters into his own hands:

Byrdak made only eight appearances in 2013 after recovering from major shoulder surgery. His earned run average has climbed each season since 2009, which could be a reason why he remains unsigned. A major injury at his age certainly doesn't help his cause.

The southpaw has pitched for five MLB teams in his 12-year career. Now, for his wife's sake, Byrdak is hoping to find a team to pitch for in 2014.

[Tim Byrdak, h/t HardBallTalk]