Welcome to minor league baseball.
Tonight’s starting pitcher will be rehabbing Tampa Bay Ray closer Kyle Farnsworth. He’s been on the disabled list all year and has been making his way back to the Rays for the last couple of weeks. His last major league starting assignment was with the Cubs back in 2000. He is, in fact, one of the premier closers in the game with 25 saves last year. At a guess, he will pitch just the first inning and then Matt Torra will come on. That’s what he’s been doing with the Stone Crabs down in Charlotte, Florida.
In other news —
- Alex Torres is back from the Rays after essentially hanging out with them for a couple of days. Sad to see a young man jerked around like that, but that’s just how the game works. Did not get into a game.
- I mentioned my concern about Leslie Anderson last night. He’s headed for the DL with a slight groin pull.