Mets say Farnsworth health OK

Although Kyle Farnsworth was briefly hunched over in the tunnel to the clubhouse and shaking his forearm postgame after converting Monday's save, the Mets say the newly installed closer actually is "fine." The 38-year-old Farnsworth willingly had acknowledged flexing his forearm after his first save since succeeding Jose Valverde as closer, but suggested that merely...
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Kyle Farnsworth is now the New York Mets closer

As reported by Marc Carig, Kyle Farnsworth will take over closing duties for the New York Mets.Farnsworth, 38, has just 54 career saves to his name, 25 of which came in Tampa in 2011. But he also has 43 blown saves to his name, which are more evenly spread across his career. Topping at six just twice, including in 2011.
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Kyle Farnsworth Replaces Jose Valverde as Mets Closer

We all knew that the time was coming and inevitable, we just didn’t know when. Well that question has been answered as veteran right-hander Kyle Farnsworth has been named the replacement to Jose Valverde as the New York Mets closer. While Farnsworth has had a bloated ERA of the mid-4.0 range, he did do a fairly decent job in 2011 as the Tampa Bay Rays closer, racking up 25 saves...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Farnsworth, the next bad Mets closer

Mets’ fill-in closer Jose Valverde has been awful over his last three appearances. During that span of just three innings, he’s given up 8 runs (5 earned) on six hits. Four of those hits were home runs. It’s almost like he’s no longer a viable, high-leverage closer. Who would’ve thought it? Except for the Tigers, who released him after multiple failed attempts at reviving...
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Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

As was reported earlier, Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Jose Valverde lost the job after a series of dreadful outings in which he allowed four home runs in his last three appearances. At 38, Farnsworth has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 blown saves. The veteran righthander...
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Valverde Out As Closer, Farnsworth To Takeover Saves Role

10:15 AM Update: Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Valverde will not be used in any critical situations for now. 8:45 AM It was another rough outing for Jose Valverde, who gave up a three-run homer in the ninth to Justin Upton in Saturday’s 7-5 loss. He has now allowed four home runs in his last three appearances, including back to back homers...
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Kyle Farnsworth, early season savior

The Mets’ signing of Kyle Farnsworth during the offseason came with little fanfare. It was a classic Sandy Alderson veteran player signing; bring in a veteran on a minor league contract and have him fight for a spot on the team. However, as spring training progressed, unlike last year’s signings of Marlon Byrd and Latroy Hawkins, Farnsworth appeared to be on the verge of the...
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Mets recall Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A

Relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth was unable to make the New York Mets roster out of spring training but has already been summoned to the major league level. Farnsworth will occupy a spot in middle relief for the Mets after showing decreased velocity this spring, throwing in the 87-89 mph range. The Mets previously had cut Farnsworth during spring training only to re-sign him to a minor...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Farnsworth might be near the end of the road

The New York Mets took a flier on veteran relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth this off-season. Hoping that Farnsworth would discover some more life on his fastball and bring some stability to the back of their bullpen, it sounds like the New York Mets are getting ready to cut ties and move on to other options. From Adam Rubin of Farnsworth, 37, has a contract out on Sunday...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' Farnsworth could miss Opening Day

Tampa Bay Rays closer Kyle Farnsworth reportedly has a sore right elbow and may not be ready for Opening Day. Farnsworth went to see a doctor on Tuesday to have his throwing elbow checked, the Tampa Tribune reported. The team said nothing would be definitive until Wednesday or Thursday. The newspaper speculated that Farnsworth would go on the disabled list since it is so close...
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April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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