Lannan headed to Vegas

NEW YORK -- John Lannan will go to Las Vegas.

Lannan, the 29-year-old left-hander who was outrighted by the New York Mets on Wednesday, could have elected to become a free agent. Instead he will report to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's.

Lannan pitched only four innings for the Mets after signing with the team as a free agent during the winter. He gave up seven runs on seven hits, including three home runs.