February 11, 1979 |
|June 23, 2002, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 2, 2002, for the San Diego Padres|
|Earned run average||10.50|
Cyr made his professional debut in 1999, splitting time between the Azl Padres and the Idaho Falls Chukars of the rookie leagues. He played with the Single-A Fort Wayne Wizards in 2000 and the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2001. With the Storm he had a terrific season, turning in a record of 7–4 with a 1.61 ERA in 21 appearances (16 starts) and striking out 131 batters while only walking 24.
He made his Major League Baseball debut for the Padres on June 23, 2002, against the New York Yankees, working one scoreless inning in relief. He played in 5 games that year, going 0–1 with an ERA of 10.50 in 6 innings of total work.
Cyr was claimed off waivers by the Anaheim Angels on March 5, 2003 and pitched briefly for the Angels Double-A team in Arkansas before the Angeles waived him and he was claimed by the Cincinnati Reds, who sent him to Chattanooga. After a short stint there, he was returned to the Angels.
He also pitched for Salt Lake in 2005, accumulating a record of 5–5, 5.64 in 38 appearances, 9 starts.
He was on the 2006 Canadian WBC Roster. Shortly before attending the 2006 WBC, he signed with CPBL's Uni-President Lions in Taiwan. He departed the Uni-President Lions in September 2006, leaving a record of 9 wins (including 2 shutouts), 5 losses, and an ERA of 2.52, a WHIP of 1.23 in his 128.2 innings during the 2006 CPBL season.
After finishing with the Uni-President Lions, he started one game for the Quebec Capitales of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball giving up only 4 hits and no walks in eight shut-out innings before quitting the team to join Team Canada at the qualifiers for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
In 2007, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, compiling a record of 6–3 with a 3.18 ERA in 16 starts for the Jacksonville Suns before being promoted to the Las Vegas 51s, where he was 3–6 with a 5.56 ERA in 12 games, 11 as a starter.
He played winter ball in Venezuela during the off-season and signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers for 2008, but was released before the start of the season and signed with the Seattle Mariners; he was assigned to their Triple-A affiliate, the Tacoma Rainiers, but was released on May 2, 2008. After a stint pitching with Quebec of the Canadian American Baseball league, where he was named player of the week ending on May 25, 2008, he was again picked up by the Dodgers and assigned to the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino and later promoted to the Las Vegas 51s. He became a free agent at the end of the season.
Sexual assault conviction and jail
On January 25, 2001, Cyr was accused of sexually assaulting a minor on an international flight from New Zealand to Los Angeles. Cyr plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of sexual assault, and served 30 days in jail later that year.
- MLB.com article on Rangers signing minor league free agents
- "Cyr Serves Jail Sentence", Baseball America
- "Rookie roundup", Pat Coleman, USA TODAY Baseball Weekly, published July 16, 2002, accessed May 10, 2006.