Mar 20, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA ;New York Mets relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth (44) throws against the Atlanta Braves in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth will reportedly re-sign with New York Mets


Just hours after being released by the New York Mets, veteran MLB reliever Kyle Farnsworth will reportedly return to the team on a minor league contract.

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that the 37-year-old Farnsworth is headed back to the Mets this week, and the reasoning behind the move appears to be that the club was looking to avoid paying Farnsworth a $100,000 bonus that he would have earned if not released. However, in contrast to the DiComo report, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports indicates that Farnsworth is looking for MLB stability.

DiComo’s report makes a ton of sense for Farnsworth from a “safety” perspective, but at the same time, it’s a likelihood that he would end up in AAA for the Mets, and if he can secure a guaranteed big league salary for 2014, he’d be insane to turn that down. Farnsworth wasn’t fully disastrous last season (4.70 ERA in 38.1 innings), but his best years are far behind him, and he’s a depth play for anyone who signs him.

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