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KYLE FARNSWORTH, Yankees pitcher Signed a three-year, $17.5
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KYLE FARNSWORTH, Yankees pitcher
Signed a three-year, $17.5 million contract before the 2006 season
The Yankees were looking for a reliable reliever to get the ball to Mariano Rivera. Farnsworth was not that guy. In two-plus seasons with the Yankees, Farnsworth was 6-9 with a 4.33 ERA and seven saves in 181 games. He was traded to Detroit for Ivan Rodriguez on July 30, 2008.
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Bad New York baseball contracts

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