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Rays place closer Kyle Farnsworth on disabled list

Apr 5, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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UPDATE: As expected, the Rays have placed Farnsworth on the disabled list for what they hope will be a brief stint.

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Kyle Farnsworth got some relatively good news on his injured elbow, as an MRI exam showed only a strain for the Rays closer.

There’s no official timetable for his return and a disabled list stint still seems likely, but Farnsworth told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that “we’ll just have to give it some time to calm down.”

Farnsworth indicated that the injury is very similar to what he experienced at the end of last season, explaining: “Sometimes I would feel it and sometimes I wouldn’t so it was just more aggravating than anything trying to figure out what it is.”

Joel Peralta is the favorite for closer duties in Farnsworth’s absence and Fernando Rodney could also find his way in the mix for some saves.

  1. natstowngreg - Apr 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    So Farnsworth hasn’t moved to the “visiting Dr. Andrews” phase. Good for him; hope that isn’t necessary.

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