Veteran Right-Hander Inked To Minor League Deal With Spring Training Invite

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Kyle Farnsworth is back for another go-around in New York, this time with the Mets.

The veteran right-hander, who is known for his blazing fastball and bouts with his control, signed a minor league contract with the Mets and will be extended an invite to spring training, WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman reported Monday.

Farnsworth will turn 38 in April and will be paid $1 million assuming he makes and stays with the big club and can earn another $1.5 million in incentives, Heyman reported. The chances of him sticking with the Mets are good considering their lack of veteran arms in the bullpen. He posted a 4.70 ERA in 48 appearances for the Tampa Bay Rays and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013.

Farnsworth has played for seven teams during his 15-year career, including making 109 appearances for the Yankees from 2007 into 2008.

The Mets figure to add more arms to their bullpen as the days tick away to the opening of spring training.

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