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Farnsworth resigns with Rays according to reports

Posted Jan 24, 2013 by Roger Mooney

Updated Jan 24, 2013 at 12:16 PM

The Rays and RHP Kyle Farnsworth agreed to a 1-year contract, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

The Rays have yet to confirm the report, but they have been negotiating with the 36-year-old Farnsworth this winter, and Farnsworth made it clear he wanted to remain with the team and pitch close to his home in Celebration.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox reported the deal is worth $1.25 million with an additional $1.5 million in incentives.

Farnsworth, who saved 25 games for the Rays in 2011 but has been slowed by arm trouble since the end of that season.

He appeared in 34 games in 2012, pitching a total of 27 innings. He was 1-6 with a 4.00 ERA.

With LHP Jake McGee expected to take on a more meaningful role this season by pitching later in games, Farnsworth will add to the Rays depth at the front of the bullpen.

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