Kyle Farnsworth

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/230
  • Age: 39


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Kyle Farnsworth MLB Career Stats

43-66 4.26 987.2 961 1.37

Kyle Farnsworth Bio

  • Full Name: Kyle Lynn Farnsworth
  • Born: 4/14/1976 in Wichita, KS
  • Draft: 1994, Chicago Cubs, 47th rd. (1290th overall)
  • College: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural
  • Debut: April 29, 1999
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MLB Career Stats 43 66 4.26 893 26 57 987.2 961 1.37
  • Status: Active


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Season SV Rank
2005 10 21st in NL
2005 6 22nd in AL
2006 6 20th in AL
2011 25 10th in AL
2014 3 24th in NL


Season SHO Rank
1999 1 8th in NL


Season G Rank
2001 76 12th in NL
2003 77 9th in NL
2006 72 5th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2001 24 4th in NL
2003 19 7th in NL
2004 18 19th in NL
2005 15 17th in AL
2006 19 8th in AL
2007 15 18th in AL
2008 14 24th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1999 28 16th in NL

Kyle Farnsworth Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 2, 2015 Pericos de Puebla signed free agent RHP Kyle Farnsworth.
June 27, 2014 RHP Kyle Farnsworth elected free agency.
June 26, 2014 Houston Astros sent Kyle Farnsworth outright to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
May 17, 2014 Houston Astros signed free agent RHP Kyle Farnsworth.
May 16, 2014 RHP Kyle Farnsworth elected free agency.
May 15, 2014 New York Mets sent Kyle Farnsworth outright to Las Vegas 51s.
April 2, 2014 New York Mets selected the contract of RHP Kyle Farnsworth from Las Vegas 51s.
March 31, 2014 RHP Kyle Farnsworth assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
March 27, 2014 RHP Kyle Farnsworth assigned to New York Mets.
March 23, 2014 New York Mets released RHP Kyle Farnsworth.
February 3, 2014 New York Mets signed free agent RHP Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 3, 2014 RHP Kyle Farnsworth assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
October 12, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP Kyle Farnsworth.
October 1, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates reassigned RHP Kyle Farnsworth to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of RHP Kyle Farnsworth from Indianapolis Indians.
August 17, 2013 Kyle Farnsworth assigned to Indianapolis Indians.
August 16, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league contract.
August 10, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays released RHP Kyle Farnsworth.
August 9, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays designated RHP Kyle Farnsworth for assignment.
February 5, 2013 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent RHP Kyle Farnsworth.
November 3, 2012 RHP Kyle Farnsworth elected free agency.
June 30, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Kyle Farnsworth from the 60-day disabled list.
June 26, 2012 sent RHP Kyle Farnsworth on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
June 11, 2012 sent RHP Kyle Farnsworth on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
May 1, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays transferred RHP Kyle Farnsworth from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 6, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Kyle Farnsworth on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 1, 2012. Right elbow strain.
January 15, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent RHP Kyle Farnsworth.
November 7, 2010 RHP Kyle Farnsworth elected free agency.
August 1, 2010 Atlanta Braves activated RHP Kyle Farnsworth.
July 31, 2010 Kansas City Royals Traded CF Rick Ankiel and RHP Kyle Farnsworth to Atlanta Braves; Mississippi Braves Traded LHP Tim Collins to Omaha Royals and Atlanta Braves Traded CF Gregor Blanco and RHP Jesse Chavez to Kansas City Royals.
August 18, 2009 Kyle Farnsworth roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
August 13, 2009 Omaha Royals sent RHP Kyle Farnsworth on a rehab assignment to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
August 11, 2009 Kyle Farnsworth assigned to Omaha Royals.
July 28, 2009 sent RHP Kyle Farnsworth on a rehab assignment to Omaha Royals.
June 26, 2009 Kansas City Royals placed RHP Kyle Farnsworth on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 25, 2009. Strained right groin.
November 3, 2008 RHP Kyle Farnsworth elected free agency.

Kyle Lynn Farnsworth Bio Info

Kyle Farnsworth graduated from Milton (GA) High School…Played baseball, basketball and football... Attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA and pitched there from 1994-1995…Elected to the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in March, 2011... His father, Lynn, was a fighter pilot in Vietnam... Received a black belt in taekwondo as a teenager but no longer practices... Is an avid paintball player in the off-season.


Ranks second among active pitchers with 858 career appearances…LaTroy Hawkins is first with 943…Overall, he is tied with Charlie Hough for 34th all-time in appearances... Began the year with Tampa Bay…Was released on August 9... Signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 16…Had his contract selected on September 1... Was 1-1 with two saves in nine games with the Pirates.

2012 Spent his second season with the Rays and 14th in the majors...began the season on the DL with a right elbow strain suffered in spring training and missed nearly half the season (77 games) before his activation on June 30...pitched in 34 games after his return, going 1-6 with a 4.00 ERA (27-IP, 12-ER)...Ranks 3rd among active pitchers with 810 career appearances, trailing Mariano Rivera (1,051) and LaTroy Hawkins (871)...this ranks 43rd all-time, just ahead of Nolan Ryan (807)...ranks 37th all-time with 784 relief apps...Allowed 5 ER over his first 6 games (through July 18) and 6 ER over his final 10 outings (beginning Sep 8), but in between crafted a 0.54 ERA (16.2-IP, 1-ER) with only 5 hits allowed over a span of 18 apps...did not allow a run in the month of August (11 games, 10.1 IP), yielding only 3 hits...had a stretch of 13 consecutive scoreless apps from Aug 3-Sep 7...Limited opponents to a .216 avg. (22-for-102) and allowed only 1 home run...issued 14 BB in 27 IP-8 coming in his first 11 apps-compared to 12 BB in 57.2 IP in 2011...Allowed runs in only 8 of his 34 appearances, but suffered the loss in 6 of those 8 games...absorbed 3 losses in the month of September (Sep 8 vs. TEX, Sep 12 at BAL, Sep 18 vs. BOS)...In June made 6 apps on rehab assignments with Class-A Charlotte and Triple-A Durham...Has a career 2.63 ERA (68.1-IP, 20-ER) at Tropicana Field...NYY Mariano Rivera (1.07), Fernando Rodney (1.57) and Joel Peralta (2.17) are the only relievers with a lower career ERA at the Trop (min. 50 IP)...After filing for free agency, re-signed to a one-year contract with the Rays on Feb 5, 2013. 2011 Thirteen-year veteran spent his first season with the Rays and earned a career-high 25 saves in 31 chances over 63 apps...posted a career-best 2.18 ERA, 2nd among AL was his 9th season of 60 or more apps...among active pitchers only Mariano Rivera (14) has had more seasons of 60 or more apps...Ranks 4th among active pitchers with 776 apps, 50th all-time and 42nd all-time with 750 relief apps...Only four pitchers all-time have gone as deep into their career before recording their first 25- save season...Was one of three pitchers in the majors age 35 or over with 20 saves, along with NYY Mariano Rivera (44) and CIN Francisco Cordero (34)... among pitchers in their first year with a new team in 2011, only ARI J.J. Putz had more saves (45)...25 saves ranked 10th in the AL...Had 5 saves of 4 or more outs, most in the majors in 2011, but none after July 15 vs. BOS...Averaged 1.87 BB/9 IP, lowest of his career...finished in the top 3 among AL closers in opponents' OBP (.261, 3rd), base runners per 9 IP (9.36, 3rd) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.25, 3rd)...His 5 wins tied a career high (1999 as a starter) and tied for 10th among AL relievers...all 5 wins came at home...Has compiled a career 1.87 ERA (53-IP, 11-ER) at Tropicana Field, 2nd lowest all-time among relievers (min. 50 IP) behind Mariano Rivera (0.72)... Retired a career-high 26 consecutive batters over 9 apps from July 28-Aug 23, breaking Roberto Hernandez's club record of 25 in 1998...Did not allow a home run until the 95th batter he faced, a solo homer to Adrian Gonzalez on June 16 vs. BOS...Suffered his only loss on June 13 at DET in a make-up game, when he yielded a walk-off triple to Ramon Santiago in the 10th inning...Matched his career high in saves (16) on June 25 at HOU, and saved his 17th game on July 3 vs. STL...Went 2 weeks between apps, Sep 10 vs. BOS and Sep 24 vs. TOR, due to right elbow tenderness...Entered the season with 27 career saves, 16 of them coming in 2005 with the Tigers (6) and Braves (10)...before 2011, his last save was June 13, 2008 with New York...POSTSEASON: Made his sixth career trip to the postseason but did not appear in a game... the Rays did not have any save opportunities in the ALDS vs. Texas 2010 Split the season between the Royals and Braves, his second stint with Atlanta...combined to go 3-2 with a 3.34 ERA (64.2-IP, 24-ER) - his lowest ERA since his career-best 2.19 in 2005...pitched in 60 games, his eighth season of 60 or more appearances. ... Went 3-0 with a 2.42 ERA for Kansas City... was dealt to the Braves at the July 31 trade deadline along with OF Rick Ankiel in exchange for OF Gregor Blanco, RH Jesse Chavez and LH Tim Collins. ... Twelve-year veteran ranks 7th among active pitchers in appearances with the last decade (since 2001), he ranked 3rd in games pitched, only six behind leader Mariano Rivera... also trailed David Weathers, who did not pitch last 2010 appeared in 60 games for the eighth time in his career. ... Owns a career 2.82 ERA (115-IP, 36-ER) against AL East clubs in 116 apps...has a career 1.91 ERA (33-IP, 7-ER) in 32 games against the Rays and a 2.70 ERA (20-IP, 6-ER) at Tropicana Field. ... Over the last two seasons (2009-10) has allowed 7 HR in 102 IP - a rate of 0.6 HR/9 IP and 1 HR per 62 batters his first 10 seasons (1999-2008) averaged 1.4 HR/9 IP and 1 HR per 29 BF. ... Held opponents to a .230 avg. (55-for-239), including a .202 (26-for-129, 1-HR) mark vs. right-handed hitters...opposing lefties hit .264. 2009 Struck out 42 hitters in his 37.1 innings of work, the seventh time in his career he has recorded more strikeouts than innings pitched in a season...his 10.13 strikeouts per nine innings was the 14th-highest mark in the American League among pitchers with at least 35.0 innings...Pitched well with 2 outs, holding batters to a .191 (9-for-47) average...hitters also batted just .190 (4-for-21) against him with runners in scoring position and 2 outs...Allowed 2 home runs in his fi rst 5 outings (3.1 IP), but just 1 over his fi nal 36 appearances (34.0 IP)...the 3 total home runs were the fewest he has allowed in any season...Opened the season losing 3 of his fi rst 5 appearances and posting an 18.90 ERA (3.1 IP, 7 H, 7 ER)...followed that poor stretch up by recording 17 straight scoreless outings from April 21-June 10, covering 17.2 innings...Left the game on June 24 at Houston with a right groin strain...was placed on the 15-day D.L. on June 26 (retro to 6/25)...made a combined 5 rehab appearances with Omaha (AAA) and Northwest Arkansas (AA) before being returned from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the D.L. on August 18. 2008 Split his season between the Yankees and the Tigers, wrapping up a three-year contract he signed with New York on December 2, 2005...Struck out 61 batters in a combined 60.1 innings...recorded more strikeouts than innings pitched in a season for the sixth time in his career (2001, 2003-06, 2008)...Acquired on July 30 by the Detroit Tigers for future Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez...At his best after at least one day off between outings...combined to post a 3.99 ERA in appearances after a day of rest, but recorded a 6.75 ERA when pitching on back-to-back days...Recorded 11 straight scoreless appearances, covering 9.1 innings, from June 27-July 25, fanning 10...Allowed 15 home runs, a career high for any season in which he's pitched exclusively out of the bullpen...the 15 homers were tied for the most allowed in the Majors among relievers (Joel Peralta-KC, Justin Speier-LAA). 2007 Was 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA in 64 relief appearances with the Yankees in 2007...was his fifth straight season with 60 or more appearances...His 357 appearances over the last five seasons (2003-07) are fifth-most in the Majors...Opponents batted .256 (60-for-234, 9HR); LH .273 (30-for-110, 5HR), RH .242 (30-for-124, 4HR)...Retired 42-of-64 first batters faced (66%)...did not inherit any runners this season...Made appearances in consecutive games five times and three consecutive games twice...Pitched less than an inning eight times and did not pitch more than one inning in any appearance...11 of his 35 runs allowed came via the home run (31%)...Made his eighth Opening Day roster...Worked to a 3.72 ERA (29.0IP, 12ER) when receiving two or more days rest between appearances...had a 5.81 ERA (31.0IP, 20ER) when resting one day or less...On 4/11 at Minnesota, allowed four consecutive hits and 4ER in 0.1IP (1BB, 1K, 1WP) to record his first loss of the season...had last allowed 4ER in a game on 8/9/06 vs. Chicago (AL) in 0.2IP...Made 500th appearance of his career in 5/6 win vs. Seattle, tossing a perfect eighth inning (1.0IP)...Compiled a seven-game scoreless stretch from 8/8-26 (7.0IP, 1H, 2BB, 8K, .048 opp. avg.)...Missed five games (9/10-16) with a stiff neck...Allowed 3ER on 3H in just 0.1IP in 9/22 10-inning win vs. Toronto...was one of a Yankees' franchise-record 10 pitchers used in the game...Appeared in six of the Yankees' final 13 games (5.0IP, 6H, 6ER, 2BB, 3K, 1HR). 2006 In his first season with the Yankees, went 3-6 with six saves and a 4.36 ERA in 72 relief appearances...opponents batted .243 (62-for-255, 8HR); LH .215 (23-for-107, 3HR), RH .264 (39-for-148, 5HR)...retired 55-of-72 first batters faced (76%)...prevented 12-of-20 inherited runners from scoring (60%)...converted six-of-10 save opportunities (60%)...his six saves were the most by a Yankees reliever other than Mariano Rivera since Steve Karsay saved 12 games in 2002...made appearances in consecutive games nine times, three consecutive games four times, and pitched in four straight games once...pitched more than 1.0 inning in five of his 72 appearances...Made his Yankee debut in 4/4 loss at Oakland, retiring both batters faced in eighth...recorded his first win as a Yankee on 5/3 at Tampa Bay, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings (1H)...did not allow a run in seven consecutive appearances from 4/15-5/3, allowing 6H in 7.0IP (1BB, 11K)...earned his first save as a Yankee in 5/13 win vs. Oakland, allowing one unearned run in the ninth (1H, 1BB, 1K)...on 5/15 vs. Texas, allowed 3H and 2ER in 1.0IP (1BB, 1K, 1WP) to suffer his first loss of the 6/16 win at Washington, retired one batter in the eighth before being removed from the game with back spasms (missed following two games with injury)...Made fourth appearance in as many games on 7/14 vs. Chicago, tossing a perfect eighth inning for his third win...struck out the side in three consecutive appearances (7/22 at Toronto, 7/24 win at Texas and 7/30 vs. Tampa Bay)...allowed 1ER in 16 appearances from 6/28-8/8 (14.2IP, 7H, 2BB, 13K) the second game of a double-header on 8/18 at Boston, allowed 1H in 0.1IP...left game after being struck in the right leg with a line drive off the bat of Wily Mo Pena in the seventh...suffered contusion to right lower leg...Did not allow a run in two Division Series appearances vs. Detroit (2.0IP, 1H). 2005 Combined to go 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA and 16 saves in 72 appearances with the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves...retired 53-of-72 first batters faced (72%)...prevented 15-of-20 inherited runners from scoring (75%)...converted 16-of-18 save opportunities (89%)...opened the season with Detroit, posting a 1-1 record with six saves and a 2.32 ERA in 46 appearances...Was named Tigers' Pitcher of the Month for June, allowing only 1ER in 12 appearances (10.0IP)...was ejected from 7/17 game vs. Kansas City following a bench-clearing brawl...served five-game suspension from 8/9-13 while playing with the Braves...was traded to Atlanta in exchange for RHPs Roman Colon and Zach Miner on 7/31...did not receive a decision in 26 games with Atlanta but posted a 1.98 ERA and was 10-for-10 in save opportunities...made his Braves debut on 8/2 at Cincinnati, pitching a scoreless ninth inning...did not allow a run in 14 consecutive appearances from 8/16-9/11 (14.1IP)...over his last 58 appearances of the regular season, posted a 1.62 ERA (55.2IP, 10ER) and held opposing hitters to a .162 average (31-for-191)...In the Division Series versus Houston, appeared in two games (3.0IP, 3ER)...threw a scoreless ninth inning in Game Two, but in Game Four surrendered Lance Berkman's eighth-inning grand slam and Brad Ausmus' ninth-inning, two-out, game-tying home run to receive a blown save. 2004 In his final season with the Cubs, went 4-5 with a 4.73 ERA in 72 relief appearances...ranked seventh among National League relievers with 10.53 strikeouts per nine innings and ninth with 78 strikeouts...combined for a 2.63 ERA (41.0IP, 12ER) and 54 strikeouts in 42 games during May, June and July...matched a career best with a four-game winning streak from 6/15-8/4...was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 8/28-9/12 with a right knee contusion...moved into third place all-time in Cubs history in relief appearances on 9/24 at New York (NL), concluding his Cubs career with 318 relief appearances. 2003 Worked in a career-best 77 games for the Cubs, going 3-2 with a 3.30 ERA...was tied for ninth in the National League in appearances...ranked sixth among N.L. relievers with 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings and placed ninth with 19 holds...held opponents to a .196 average...struck out a season-high four batters on 5/15 at Milwaukee and 9/2 vs. St. Louis...Posted a 1-0 record and 1.50 ERA (12.0IP/2ER) in 10 outings during May...worked a season-high 3.0IP and earned the win in the Cubs' 17-inning victory at Milwaukee on 5/15...was ejected on 6/19 at Cincinnati after a bench-clearing brawl involving Paul Wilson and served a two-game suspension on 6/26-27...during his final 61 appearances of the season dating back to 5/5, fanned 77 batters in 63.0IP while allowing only 44 hits...pitched in eight postseason games, going 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA...did not allow a run in three Division Series contests versus Atlanta. 2002 Was 4-6 with a 7.33 ERA and one save in 45 appearances with the Cubs...retired 31-of-45 first batters faced (69%)...prevented 24-of-32 inherited runners from scoring (75%)...suffered a stress fracture in his right foot while warming up in the bullpen on 4/10...was placed on the disabled list until 6/4...made two rehab appearances with Triple-A Iowa from 5/31-6/3...worked 2.0 scoreless innings on 7/14 vs. Florida to earn his only save of the season...struggled down the stretch for the Cubs, posting a 1-3 record and 10.98 ERA (19.2IP/24ER) in 19 appearances during August and September. 2001 In his first full season with the Cubs, went 4-6 with a 2.74 ERA and two saves in 76 appearances...tied for the seventh-highest single-season appearance total in franchise history...ranked third among all National League relievers with 107 strikeouts and ranked fourth with 11.74 strikeouts per nine innings and 24 holds...became the first Cubs reliever to fan at least 100 batters in a season since Paul Assenmacher struck out 117 in 1991...retired 54-of-76 first batters faced (71%)...Prevented 22-of-28 inherited runners from scoring (79%)...compiled a 1.98 ERA (13.2IP, 3ER) in 12 outings during April...over parts of three contests from 5/23-6/1, struck out eight consecutive batters...established a career best with a four-game winning streak from 7/21-8/30...combined for a 4-0 record and 1.14 ERA (31.2IP, 4ER) in 26 games during July and August. 2000 For the second consecutive season, split the season between the Cubs and Triple-A Iowa...began the season in the Cubs starting rotation-and started the club's second game of the season on 3/30 vs. the Mets in Tokyo...earned the win and equaled a career high with seven strikeouts on 4/12 vs. Atlanta...would be his last victory until the season finale on 10/1 at Pittsburgh...was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on 5/25...went 0-2 with a team-high nine saves and a 3.20 ERA in 22 relief appearances with Iowa...was recalled from Iowa on 7/21, and posted a 3.15 ERA (34.1IP, 12ER) in 26 outings the remainder of the season...picked up his first Major League save on 7/29 vs. San Francisco, working 3.0 scoreless innings. 1999 Saw his first Major League action during three stints on the Cubs' 27 games (21 starts), went 5-9 with a 5.05 ERA...began the season at Triple-A Iowa and was recalled by the Cubs on 4/29...made his Major League debut that night at Florida, earning his first win after limiting the Marlins to two runs (one earned) on six hits in 6.0IP...recorded his first Major League hit on 5/26 off Florida's Livan Hernandez...fired his first and only career shutout on 8/29 at Los Angeles, limiting the Dodgers to only two hits...established a career high with seven strikeouts on 9/24 vs. Pittsburgh...left the game after getting hit by a Greg Hansell pitch in the seventh inning...X-rays revealed a non-displaced fracture of his left distal ulna. 1998 Spent his first season above the Single-A level, going 13-11 with a 5.08 ERA in 31 starts between Triple-A Iowa and Double-A West Tennessee...tied for third-most among Cubs minor leaguers with his 13 wins...started the year at West Tennessee and went 8-2 with a 2.77 ERA in 13 starts...was tabbed as the Southern League "Pitcher of the Week" for 4/24-30...was promoted to Iowa on 6/7, going 5-9 in 18 starts during his first Triple-A action. 1997 Was 10-10 with a 4.09 ERA in 27 starts for Single-A Daytona...ranked third in the Florida State League with his 27 games started, and ranked fourth in the league with 178 hits allowed...tied for second among Cubs minor leaguers with 10 wins, while he tied for seventh with 4.09 ERA. 1996 Compiled a 9-6 record with a 3.70 ERA in 20 starts for Single-A Rockford...threw his first complete game but took the loss in a 3-2 decision on 7/23 vs. Lansing...was named the 10th-best prospect in the Cubs organization following the season by Baseball America. 1995 Made his professional debut at Ft. Myers (Rookie) and went 3-2 with 0.87 ERA in 16 relief appearances...allowed only 3ER in 31.0 IP.