Farnsworth to officially re-sign Tuesday

March, 24, 2014
Mar 24
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Kyle Farnsworth, who was released by the Mets on Sunday, officially is due to be re-signed Tuesday. He is expected to open the season in the minors.

The move saved the Mets a $100,000 retention bonus, which they were unwilling to pay.

Farnsworth needs to wait 48 hours to re-sign. That will satisfy to the Players' Association that Farnsworth unsuccessfully looked for other opportunities and is not just allowing the Mets to circumvent that collective-bargaining-agreement mandated $100,000 bonus.

Farnsworth, 37, had a 5.63 ERA in seven Grapefruit League appearances. He allowed 10 hits, including two homers, and four walks while striking out four in eight innings.
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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