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Rays transfer Kyle Farnsworth to the 60-day disabled list

May 1, 2012, 9:28 PM EDT

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As first reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays transferred right-hander Kyle Farnsworth to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday to open a 40-man roster spot for infielder Will Rhymes.

The move means that Farnsworth, who was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list April 5, won’t be eligible to return to the Rays’ bullpen until June 5.

Fernando Rodney will continue to handle ninth-inning duties, and has a real opportunity to simply run away with the gig. He has a 0.87 ERA in 10 1/3 innings thus far while going 7-for-7 in save chances.

Farnsworth’s injury is a right elbow strain. He is expected to embark on a throwing program soon.

  1. brewcrewfan54 - May 1, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Wow. Rough day down there in Tampa.

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