Mets sign Kyle Farnsworth to minor league deal

Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

The bespectacled veteran also gets an invitation to major league spring training.

The Mets have signed Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training. In his age-37 season last year, Farnsworth split time with the Rays and Pirates and posted a 4.70 ERA and 4.14 FIP, but he's not too far removed from a couple of good years with Tampa.

We profiled Farnsworth here in early January. Here's an excerpt:

Three years removed from that season, Farnsworth would not make for an exciting signing, though his value figures to be pretty low. While he doesn't look quite as good as LaTroy Hawkins did last winter, perhaps he'd make for a similar type of signing for the Mets, who are still looking to bring in a relief pitcher.

On a minor league deal, there's very little harm in giving Farnsworth a shot. While the Mets have plenty of exciting young arms available as options for the bullpen, only Bobby Parnell and Carlos Torres have significant track records in the majors.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Amazin' Avenue

You must be a member of Amazin' Avenue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Amazin' Avenue. You should read them.

Join Amazin' Avenue

You must be a member of Amazin' Avenue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Amazin' Avenue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker