May 28, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Astros pitcher Kyle Farnsworth (44) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Astros beat the Royals 9-3. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Farnsworth released by the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros have outrighted pitcher Kyle Farnsworth. The 38-year old has had a terrible year, he was already released by the New York Mets this season.

His ERA since joining Houston is 6.17 in only 11 and two-thirds innings. He has been allowing more a higher number of walks (9) compared to strikeouts (8). He had better number with the Mets in 17 innings pitched, he had an ERA of  .318 and 10 strikeouts. Just one day after getting his third save as the Mets’ closer, Farnsworth was released and later picked up by Houston.

Farnsworth is now a free agent for the second time in 2014. He was replaced on the 25 and 40-man rosters by reliever Jose Veras who recently signed a minor league contract with the Astros. Veras is excited to be back with the Astros telling Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle,

“I’m comfortable with the organization, how they treat the people here and how they treated me personally last year. I (didn’t) come here to take a spot.”

Manager Bo Porter said he plans to use Veras as a late-inning reliever but that Chad Qualls would most likely keep his ninth inning duties.

Farnsworth is 43-66 in his career with an ERA of 4.26 over his 17 seasons in the majors. Veras, 33, is 19-23 in his nine-year career with an ERA of 3.99.

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