Sources: Rays, Kyle Farnsworth agree

Updated: January 13, 2011, 10:03 AM ET
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Right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth has agreed to one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

The deal contains a one-year option, which could push the deal to $6 million over two years, sources said.

Farnsworth finished last season with the Atlanta Braves. The 34-year-old reliever had a 3.34 ERA in 64 innings with the Kansas City Royals and Braves last season. In 837 career innings, he is 34-55 with a 4.39 ERA and 27 saves.

Tampa Bay is rebuilding a bullpen that was one of the keys to winning the AL East last season. They've already lost Joaquin Benoit, Dan Wheeler and Randy Choate through free agency. All-Star closer Rafael Soriano and Grant Balfour are expected to sign elsewhere, too.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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