|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||49.20||3.00||3.00||8.00||3.08||1.13||46.00||15.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Toronto|| 1.2||1||0|| 5.40||0||0||1|
|vs LHB|| 3.1||0||0|| 10.80||0||2||2|
|vs RHB|| 6.1||0||0|| 7.11||0||1||3|
|Last 10 Games|
|Rays using Kyle Farnsworth in seventh inning|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/8/13) Reliever Kyle Farnsworth was one of four Rays' pitchers to allow at least one run during Sunday's 13-0 loss to the Indians.
Farnsworth allowed two runs on three hits in one inning of work. He gave up a home run to Mark Reynolds.
The right-hander has a 10.80 ERA through two outings (1 2/3 innings). Both of his appearances have come in the seventh inning.
|Kyle Farnsworth over bruised finger|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(3/25/13) Tampa Bay Rays reliever Kyle Farnsworth, who was removed from play Saturday when he bruised his middle finger while reaching for a batted ball, said he is fine on Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Farnsworth was able to throw all his pitches Sunday without issue. He expects to get back on a Grapefruit League mound Wednesday.
|Kyle Farnsworth reports no issues with finger|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/24/13) Rays reliever Kyle Farnsworth was removed from play Saturday when he bruised his middle finger while reaching for a batted ball with his bare hand, but he expects to make his next scheduled appearance Tuesday.
"It's a little bruise," he told the Tampa Tribune. "I should be fine."
Farnsworth also indicated that he would have remained in the game had it occured during the regular season. He appears on track to be available opening day.
|Kyle Farnsworth suffers minor injury|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(3/23/13) Rays reliever Kyle Farnsworth left Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins with a bruised right middle finger, the Tampa Tribune reports.
The injury is not expected to be serious. Farnsworth got one out in the game before leaving and allowed a run on two hits. His spring ERA is 1.69. Farnsworth is expected to pitch in middle relief for the Rays this season.
|Farnsworth boosted by debut|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(3/9/13) Slowly but surely, Rays relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth continues to work his way back from arm soreness that plagued him at the beginning of camp. The latest indication was his scoreless inning of relief during his Grapefruit League debut Friday against the Phillies as he recorded one strikeout and no walks. "I'm getting there," he said. "It felt good to get back out there. Everything was pain free, fluid and easy, that was the main thing."
Dickey nets second straight win as Blue Jays top Rays
R.A. Dickey won his second straight start, Edwin Encarnacion hit a tiebreaking, bases-loaded double in the seventh inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 Monday.
Rays outslug slumping Orioles
Kelly Johnson hit a three-run homer and an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 12-10 victory over the slumping Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Drew's grand slam vaults Red Sox over Rays
Jon Lester stayed unbeaten, Stephen Drew hit his second career grand slam and the Boston Red Sox roughed up AL Cy Young winner David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Wednesday night.
Bases-loaded walk lifts Rays over Jays in extras
Luke Scott drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th inning to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.
|After saving 25 games for the Rays in 2011, it was anticipated that Kyle Farnsworth would get to spend another year as the Rays' closer. An elbow strain developed during spring training put an end to that plan, and Fernando Rodney was so effective as Farnsworth's replacement that he kept the job, even after Farnsworth was activated from the disabled list in late June. When Farnsworth returned, he was far less effective than he had been the year before, as he walked more than a batter every other inning. Those free passes helped to jack Farnsworth's ERA up to 4.00 and his WHIP up to 1.33 -- numbers that are out of line with those from the previous two seasons. The good news is that Farnsworth continued to get swinging strikes and grounders, so an important part of his skill set remained intact. Farnsworth is a free agent, and there is a slim chance he could find a team that wants him to close. Most likely he will be back in a setup role, which would make him a decent option in deeper leagues that use non-closers for some reliever slots. (Updated 1/10/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Ramon Ortiz|
|5/22/13||@ TOR||4:37 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|5/24/13||NYY||7:10 pm||David Phelps|
|5/25/13||NYY||4:10 pm||CC Sabathia|
|5/26/13||NYY||1:40 pm||Phil Hughes|
|5/27/13||MIA||3:10 pm||Jose Fernandez|
|5/28/13||MIA||7:10 pm||Kevin Slowey|
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