Mets sign Kyle Farnsworth to minors deal


Kyle Farnsworth

Kyle Farnsworth

#25 RP
Pittsburgh Pirates

2013 STATS

  • GM48
  • W3

  • L1

  • BB10

  • K28

  • ERA4.70

The Mets have signed right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a minor-league deal with a spring-training invite.

Farnsworth, 37, went a combined 3-1 with a 4.70 ERA in 48 relief appearances for the Tampa Bay Rays and Pittsburgh Pirates last season. The Rays had released Farnsworth on Aug. 11.

He reportedly will earn $1 million if he makes the major league team, with the chance to earn an additional $1.5 million in incentives.

Farnsworth's addition means the Mets bullpen right now could include Bobby Parnell, Vic Black, Farnsworth, Jeurys Familia, Carlos Torres, Scott Rice and Josh Edgin.