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Yankees, Farnsworth agree to 3-year, $17M contract

Updated: December 3, 2005, 10:15 AM ET
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NEW YORK -- For Kyle Farnsworth, a telephone call from Joe Torre was the big reason why he'll set up for Mariano Rivera with the New York Yankees rather than close for the Atlanta Braves or Texas Rangers.

Torre called the right-hander reliever early in the free-agent process, and they spoke for about 5 minutes as the manager conveyed that the Yankees were interested in signing him.

Kyle Farnsworth

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