Source: Farnsworth, Royals make deal

Updated: December 11, 2008, 2:55 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

With many teams looking for bullpen help, veteran right-hander Kyle Farnsworth landed on his feet on Wednesday.

A source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPN's Steve Phillips that Farnsworth has agreed to a two-year, $9.25 million deal with the Kansas City Royals, pending the results of a physical.

The 32-year-old began last season with the Yankees but was traded at the deadline to the Detroit Tigers in the deal that brought catcher Ivan Rodriguez to the Bronx.

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