Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:41:22 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are not expected to re-sign impending free-agents C John Buck, 1B Justin Morneau, SP Jeff Karstens and RP Kyle Farnsworth this offseason.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:36:18 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli will work in middle relief for the time being as he returns from his forearm injury. RP Mark Melancon remains as the team's closer, with RPs Tony Watson and Kyle Farnsworth serving as setup men.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:48:54 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled SP Kris Johnson and RP Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A Indianapolis. In addition, they have activated OF Travis Snider (toe) from the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:34:44 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent RP Kyle Farnsworth (Rays) to a minor league deal Friday, Aug. 16, and assigned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: With Jason Grilli (foreram) sidelined, Mark Melancon has done a nice job filling in as the new closer. Farnsworth could come up to the majors and provide another late-inning setup arm, but don't expect him to see any save chances before Grilli returns.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:57:31 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled RP Josh Lueke from the minors Thursday, Aug. 8, and designated RP Kyle Farnsworth for assignment in a corresponding move. Lueke had a 0.72 ERA, 70 strikeouts and only 14 walks in 50 innings with Triple-A Durham.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:52:10 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have made RP Kyle Farnsworth available in a trade.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:25:58 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Kyle Farnsworth (elbow) played catch on Tuesday, June 11, with RP Jamey Wright. Apparently, his elbow is fine.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds as if Farnsie will avoid the disabled list after all. Jake Odorizzi is likely still on the way up, given the bullpen's heavy use recently, so another move is likely in the works.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:19:11 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays P Jake Odorizzi is going to be recalled from Triple-A Durham to provide the club with a fresh arm in the bullpen. He was originally scheduled to start on Tuesday, June 11, for the Durham Bulls. RP Kyle Farnsworth may be headed to the disabled list, but there is nothing official yet.
Fantasy Tip: The Rays' bullpen is pretty spent after a 10-7 affair with the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday and last night's 14-inning tilt with the Boston Red Sox. Odorizzi has clearly fallen behind Chris Archer in the pecking order for fallback options for the rotation.
Fri, 31 May 2013 15:01:10 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RPs Fernando Rodney, Joel Peralta and Jake McGee aren't available to pitch Friday, May 31.
Fantasy Tip: With all those relievers being rested, expect Kyle Farnsworth to get the nod if a save situation presents itself in the ninth inning. Rodney, Peralta and McGee have all had heavy workloads this week.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:41:47 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Kyle Farnsworth (arm) was clocked at 92 mph during his first exhibition appearance Friday, March 8, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He threw a perfect inning and did not feel any pain. Farnsworth, who is expected to serve as a middle reliever this year, is expected to make seven or eight appearances during the exhibition season.