Kyle Farnsworth designated for assignment by Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays have designated Kyle Farnsworth for assignment. Farnsworth, 37, has been ineffective for the most part over 39 appearances this season.

A drop in velocity has taken a toll on Farnsworth who owns a 5.76 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP this season.

Farnsworth was spending his third season with Tampa Bay, his first of which was 2011 when he claimed the closers role and compiled a 2.18 ERA and 0.99 WHIP over 63 games.

Analysis: A team could take a gamble on Farnsworth but his days of being a back of the bullpen anchor are gone.

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