Sandy: Farnsworth may be re-signed

March, 23, 2014
Mar 23
5:11
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Sandy Alderson confirmed that Kyle Farnsworth has been released, but may be re-signed within a few days.

Alderson and assistant GM John Ricco informed Farnsworth on Sunday that he would not make the Opening Day roster.

Alderson said the Mets were unwilling to pay Farnsworth a $100,000 retention bonus to send him to the minors. But the Mets would be willing to bring Farnsworth back without that $100,000 obligation. So after Farnsworth has the opportunity to shop his services, which is mandated by the Players' Association, the Mets could re-sign him to a minor-league deal.

Presumably, that new minor-league contract would give Farnsworth the right to opt out of the deal at a specified in-season date if he remains in the minors at that point.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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