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updated: 5/17/2014 3:45 PM

Astros add veteran, ex-Cub Farnsworth to bullpen

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HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have signed veteran free agent reliever and former Cub Kyle Farnsworth.

The 38-year-old Farnsworth was released by the Mets on May 14 after posting a 3.18 ERA with three saves in 19 appearances this season.

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The right-hander has appeared in 877 games in a 16-year career with the Chicago Cubs, Detroit, Atlanta, the New York Yankees, Kansas City, Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh.

Terms of the deal were not released.

Houston optioned right-hander Paul Clemens to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for Farnsworth on the roster. Clemens has a 4.08 ERA in eight appearances for Houston this season.

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