Kyle Farnsworth RP NYM 13 Hrs

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Kyle Farnsworth has supplanted Jose Valverde as the team's new closer.

Farnsworth has pitched well for the Mets in the early going, allowing just one run over his first 7 1/3 relief innings. However, his velocity has been declining for a few years now and he hasn't had an effective full season since 2011. It's a move that's unlikely to work out, but the Mets don't have any great options.

Kyle Farnsworth RP NYM 18 Days

Mets purchased the contract of RHP Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Farnsworth failed to crack the Opening Day bullpen after an unimpressive spring, but he winds up getting called up before the Triple-A season starter. He'll work the middle innings.

Kyle Farnsworth RP NYM 19 Days

Kyle Farnsworth will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

He'll replace the injured Bobby Parnell (elbow) on the roster. Farnsworth wasn't all that impressive during spring training, but the Mets are hopeful that the veteran right-hander will add some stability to a bullpen that already looks like a weak spot. He'll have to be added to the 40-man roster.

Kyle Farnsworth RP NYM 26 Days

Mets re-signed Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league contrac.t

Farnsworth was given his release by the Mets on Sunday, but it didn't take long for a new deal to come together. The veteran right-hander failed to impress this spring, but he's useful bullpen depth to have around.

Kyle Farnsworth RP NYM 28 Days

According to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, the Mets have re-signed veteran right-hander Kyle Farnsworth.

The deal won't be announced until Tuesday so that the Mets can avoid paying a $100,000 retention bonus. Farnsworth was released from Mets camp on Sunday but will remain with the organization as relief insurance at Triple-A.

Kyle Farnsworth RP NYM 28 Days

Mets released RHP Kyle Farnsworth.

Farnsworth was in camp as a non-roster invite, and he'd been told he wasn't going to make the team on Sunday morning. He'll look to catch on in a bullpen role elsewhere.

Kyle Farnsworth RP NYM 28 Days

Kyle Farnsworth has decided to opt out of his contract with the Mets after being told he won't make the Opening Day roster, according to his agent Barry Meister.

Farnsworth was reportedly flat this spring, sitting around 87-89 mph with his fastball. The 37-year-old will try to find other major league work, but this may be the end of the line for Farnsworth.

Kyle Farnsworth RP NYM 1 Month

Kyle Farnsworth isn't likely to make the Mets out of spring training, according to New York Daily News writer Andy Martino.

Martino has heard from Mets insiders who cite Farnsworth's velocity, which has sat around 87-89 mph, and a "flat" fastball as reasons the right-hander "is probably not long for the Mets." Farnsworth is in camp as a non-roster invite after signing a minor league contract in February.

Kyle Farnsworth RP NYM 3 Months

Mets signed RHP Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Farnsworth turns 38 in April and posted a 4.70 ERA and 28/10 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 innings last season between the Rays and Pirates. The Mets don't have much experience in their bullpen, so the veteran right-hander should have a decent chance at cracking the Opening Day roster if he's healthy.

Kyle Farnsworth RP NYM 4 Months

Zach Links of MLBTradeRumors.com reports that there are 6-8 teams with "varying degrees of interest" in Kyle Farnsworth.

Farnsworth is looking for a major league deal, and it seems like he should be able to get one with a good number of clubs showing interest. Links adds that Brandon Lyon and Pat Neshek are "in a similar position" as Farnsworth. The interest is there, but their signings are not imminent.