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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Source: Farnsworth, Royals make deal

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With many teams looking for bullpen help, veteran right-hander Kyle Farnsworth landed on his feet on Wednesday.

Kyle Farnsworth

Farnsworth

A source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPN's Steve Phillips that Farnsworth has agreed to a two-year, $9.25 million deal with the Kansas City Royals, pending the results of a physical.

The 32-year-old began last season with the Yankees but was traded at the deadline to the Detroit Tigers in the deal that brought catcher Ivan Rodriguez to the Bronx.

In 10 seasons and for four teams, Farnsworth has posted a 30-48 record with a 4.47 ERA. Primarily used as a set-up man in his career, Farnsworth moved between roles with the Yankees last season but managed a 3.65 ERA in 45 games. He struggled with the Tigers, posting a 6.75 ERA in 16 games.

Steve Phillips is a regular on ESPN's Baseball Tonight.