On Friday the Pirates added some bullpen depth to the system by signing veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a minor-league contract.

Farnsworth 37 pitched to a 5.76 ERA in 39 appearances for the Rays this season and for his career he owns an ERA+ of 101 across 951 1/3 innings. He was originally a 47th-round draft choice by the Cubs in 1994.