Farnsworth lands with Astros

May, 17, 2014
May 17
12:23
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WASHINGTON -- Kyle Farnsworth's intent to get revenge against the Mets will have to wait a while.

Farnsworth, dropped by the Mets this week, has signed a major-league deal with the Houston Astros.

Houston concludes its season with a Sept. 26-28 interleague series at Citi Field.

The Mets dropped Farnsworth from their big-league roster days ahead of a deadline in which his $1 million salary would have become guaranteed. They instead were only responsible for a quarter of that amount.

Farnsworth, 38, went 0-3 with a 3.18 ERA and three saves in 19 appearances with the Mets.

He had signed an “advance consent” agreement that allowed the Mets to dump him within 45 days of being added to the roster and avoid paying the full-year salary.

Upset with how the Mets handled dropping him on Wednesday night, Farnsworth vowed revenge.

"Hopefully find a team to play against this team," Farnsworth said. "I'm very bitter right now."
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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