The Rays have signed right-handed power pitcher Kyle Farnsworth to a one year deal worth 3.25 million dollars, according to ESPN.com. Farnsworth put together a pretty solid year between the Royals and Braves, posting a 3.34 ERA in 60 appearances.The deal includes an option for a second year that would bring the total deal to 6 million dollars.
Farnsworth pitched for three seasons with the Yankees and spent the following three seasons in the AL, so he is familiar with the division and stadium dynamics. He owns a career 2.70 ERA in Tropicana Field.
The Rays made a strong move to improve the bullpen after their offense took a hit this offseason, and the loss of Matt Garza, despite the prospects they received, only put questions on the young rotation. Still, their pitching has a very high ceiling and the offense, which now features highly touted prospect Desmond Jennings.