Veteran right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth was a late season call up by the Pirates after signing a minor league deal and pitching at Triple A Indianapolis. Farnsworth's recent success bodes well for the Pirates, and he may be a valuable, addition to the bullpen. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Farnsworth recently.
September 25, 2013
In this edition of Rays Roundup: Hideki Matsui homers after getting royal treatment from his new teammates, James Shields suffers a rare rocky home outing, Kyle Farnsworth is throwing off a mound and Brandon Guyer is due to have season-ending surgery for a torn labrum. All of that and more inside.
May 30, 2012
In the edition of Rays Roundup: B.J. Upton is red-hot and giving the Rays offense some much needed punch, James Shields has a seven inning start for the first time since April 21, new infielder Drew Sutton hits clean-up for the first time in his career and closer Kyle Farnsworth is throwing off a mound. All of that and more inside.
May 24, 2012
In this edition of Rays Roundup: Carlos Pena and the Rays literally run into bad luck in Sunday's loss to the Braves, Jeff Keppinger has a right foot injury that has required him to wear a walking boot, Alex Cobb remains calm and confident in his 2012 debut and Matt Joyce his his third career grand slam. All of that plus the latest on all of the injured Rays inside.
May 21, 2012
The Rays are no longer underdogs and that is just fine with manager Joe Maddon who says the goal this season is to make it back to the World Series. Also inside: Notes on Kyle Farnsworth, Carlos Pena, Evan Longoria, Chris Gimenez and J.P. Howell.
February 25, 2012
The end of the World Series means the start of offseason decision-making for the Rays, and they have decided to bring back two key players. James Shields and Kyle Farnsworth will both be under contract for 2012. Meanwhile Catcher Kelly Shoppach had his option declined. We have more information inside.
November 1, 2011