Originally written on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 2/5/13
Multiple reports last week mentioned that the Rays would announce the signings of reliever Kyle Farnsworth and free agent second baseman/outfielder Kelly Johnson this week. Today, Tampa Bay made it official and announced the contracts are for one year. Farnsworth, 36, will earn a base salary of $1.25 million in 2013.  The 14-year veteran will start his third year with the Rays after compiling a 2.76 ERA (84.2-IP, 26-ER) over the 2011-12 seasons. Johnson, 30, will earn a base salary of $2.45 million in 2013.  In 2012, the left-handed hitter batted .225 (114-for-507) with 16 home runs, 55 RBI, 62 walks and 14 stolen bases in 142 games with the Toronto Blue Jays.  He made 133 starts at second base and his 59 walks as a second baseman ranked second in the American League behind only Jason Kipnis (66) of the Cleveland Indians.  Over the last three seasons, he has averaged 21 home runs, 61 RBI, 67 walks, 14 stolen bases and 148 games played. The Rays also announced they have designated  for assignment infielders Reid Brignac and Elliot Johnson. Brignac spent the majority of the 2012 season in at Triple-A. He hit .231 in the minors but with the Rays hit only .095. (Photo credit: Getty Images) The post Rays make signing of Farnsworth and Johnson official, DFA Brignac. appeared first on The Bay Cave.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Kobe Bryant: ‘I Was An Idiot When I Was A Kid’

Anthony Davis wants gold medal more than NBA MVP

Report: Ronda Rousey’s last fight topped 900,000 PPV buys

Rose issues statement denying sexual assault allegations

Giants’ rookie Tomlinson blasts a grand slam for first MLB home run

Coughlin treats training camp-weary Giants to ‘spa day’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Wilson: Comments about miracle water ‘perceived wrong’

Ryan Mallett missed Texans practice after oversleeping

Report: Barry Bonds loses collusion case

Martavis Bryant reportedly failed multiple marijuana tests

Mortensen: Krafts called me to apologize amid Deflategate drama

Packers smart to sit Aaron Rodgers for rest of preseason

Is it safe to say Justin Verlander is officially back?

Melvin Upton Jr. channels Willie Mays with catch

John Elway talks up Colin Kaepernick: ‘I’ve always liked Colin’

Enrique Hernandez falls down trying to hit Aroldis Chapman pitch

How the Chicago Cubs are swinging

WATCH: McElwain surprises six players with scholarships

LeBron James gives shout out to writer recovering from surgery

Frank Gore calls Andrew Luck ‘football God’

Eddie Royal joins the list of injured Bears receivers

Terry Stotts, Damian Lillard and the shapeless Trail Blazers

Jim Harbaugh thought phone call from Michael Jordan was a prank

The Buffalo Sabres have a 96% season ticket renewal rate

Karl-Anthony Towns is perfect for today's NBA

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

How the Chicago Cubs are swinging

Report: Barry Bonds loses collusion case

Packers smart to sit Rodgers for rest of preseason

Towns is perfect for today's NBA

The Opening Drive: Utah alum Jordan Gross is fed up with the HarBros

Five greatest NBAers without a ring

Exactly how bad is the NL East?

Five potential college football Week 1 shockers

Top 10 storylines for Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Wilson’s ‘Recovery Water’ plug sends the wrong message

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker