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Rays Designate Kyle Farnsworth For Assignment

Posted By Steve Kinsella On August 9, 2013 @ 4:44 PM In Florida News,Insider Main,main feature,MLB | No Comments

The Rays recalled pitcher Josh Lueke [1] from Triple A Durham and to make room on the 25 man roster they have designated pitcher Kyle Farnsworth [2] for assignment.

[3]On the year the 37 year old Farnsworth appeared in 39 games and posted a 2-0 record with a 5.76 ERA.

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Time [4]s part of the reason he has been released may be his contract which was for $1.25M with the chance to earn an additional $1.65M based on incentives for games appeared in and games finished. He had already earned $200K – ($50K for appearing in 30 games and $150K for appearing in 35 game) and had he made one more appearance the Rays would have owed him an additional $150K.

Josh Lueke has appeared in 11 games with the Ray this year and has a record of 0-2 with a 3.75 ERA. He has struck out 15 hitters in his 12 innings of work but has struggled with his command issuing 8 non-intentional walks.

He has been spectacular with the Durham Bulls posting a 2-1 record with a 0.72 ERA (4ER/50IP) while striking out 70 and issuing 13 non-intentional walks.


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[1] Josh Lueke: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/luekejo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[2] Kyle Farnsworth: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/farnsky01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[3] Image: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/farnsworth-to-decide-between-rays-or-the-field/rays_kyle_farnsworth_2013/

[4] Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Time: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/rays/update-farnsworth-designated-for-assignnment-lueke-recalled/2135685

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