Farnsworth spent most of last season with the Tampa Bay Rays before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates late in the season. In total, he had a 4.70 and 4.14 FIP, though he fared better as a Pirate than as a Ray. He'll join a Mets bullpen that also includes Jose Valverde, Jeurys Familia, Scott Rice, Carlos Torres, Gonzalez Germen, and John Lannan.
The Mets acquired Reed in mid-December as a waiver claim from the Pirates. He has just seven major league appearances to his name and posted a 1.64 ERA in them with Pittsburgh last year. In 59.1 innings of work with the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate last year, he had a 2.73 ERA. Before 2013, he spent seven years in the Rays' organization. He is now subject to waivers once again, but if he clears, he'll remain with the Mets as a minor league player.