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Multiple teams interested in free agent reliever Kyle Farnsworth

Jan 4, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

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Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors reports that there are 6-8 teams with “varying degrees” of interest in free agent reliever Kyle Farnsworth. He’s said to be looking for a major league contract, but nothing is considered imminent.

Farnsworth, who turns 38 in April, had a 4.70 ERA in 48 appearances between the Rays and Pirates last season. While he rebounded a bit after joining Pittsburgh in September, even saving two games, he finished with his lowest strikeout rate (6.6 K/9) since the Cubs used him as a starting pitcher during his rookie season in 1999.

Links adds that fellow relievers Brandon Lyon and Pat Neshek are in a “similar position” as Farnsworth, as they also hope to land big league deals in free agency.

  1. historiophiliac - Jan 4, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    6-8 degrees of Kyle Farnsworth!

  2. PanchoHerreraFanClub - Jan 4, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Please, please, someone in the NL Central sign him. That is my one wish for the new year!

  3. cackalackyank - Jan 4, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    I see him more as some ones fall back insurance plan. 4.70 ERA does not sound like front line reliever material anymore.

  4. pisano - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    WHY ?

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