Rosenthal notes the Rays, Tigers, Blue Jays, Mariners, Marlins and Mets are all still looking for late inning relief help.
Jan. 16, 3:30 pm: The Rays are “definitely in the mix” for Farnsworth, who is expected to make a decision in the next few days (Topkin, TB Times).
Michael Baron, ContributorJan. 15, 9:35 pm: Farnsworth has had a roller-coaster career, and now he is coming off an injury-shortened season with the Rays after struggling with an elbow problem in the first half of the season. He had a big year with the Rays in 2011, notching 25 saves, while walking just 12 in 51 innings with a 2.18 ERA. He’s a hard thrower with devastating sinker at times. But, while in some years he has dominated, he has also struggled to miss bats and throw quality strikes. He’s older now, and I question whether he can withstand a long season.
Statistics and information on Kyle Farnsworth...
Stats: In 34 relief appearances with the Rays in 2012, Farnsworth went 1-6 with a 4.00 ERA, allowing 22 hits, 14 walks and 25 strikeouts in 27 innings.
Contract: Farnsworth, 36, earned $3.3 million with the Rays in 2012.