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Astros sign Mets castoff Kyle Farnsworth

May 17, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

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Released by the Mets earlier this week, veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth has found a new home with the Astros.

Farnsworth was pretty upset with the Mets at the time of the release and talked about wanting to “find a team where I can play against this one.”

Houston is in the AL, but the Astros’ final series of the season–September 26-28–is actually against the Mets, in New York. So Farnsworth would get a chance to pitch against the team that cut him loose, assuming he can find a way not to get released by the Astros before then.

Farnsworth actually pitched relatively well for the Mets with a 3.18 ERA in 17 innings, although his 10/6 K/BB ratio was unimpressive and his average fastball velocity was down to 92.0 miles per hour compared to his peak levels of 94-96 mph.

Chad Qualls was recently promoted to the full-time closer role by the Astros, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Farnsworth get some save chances at some point.

  1. xbam1 - May 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM


  2. straightouttavtown - May 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Good for him. Would be pretty sweet if he ends up being the guy who ruin the Mets playoff chances in September.

  3. jpm557 - May 17, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Implying the Mets will have playoff chances come September…

  4. crisisofinfinitephils - May 17, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Assuming he’s still on the team by then.

  5. Jon - May 18, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Mets won’t be in it come September, especially if they make bonehead moves like benching Lagares.

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