Farnsworth feels fine after throwing from mound

Farnsworth feels fine after throwing from mound

Farnsworth feels fine after throwing from mound
NEW YORK -- Kyle Farnsworth threw from a mound on Wednesday for the first time since exiting the Rays' Sept. 10 game with tenderness in his right elbow, and the Tampa Bay closer reported that everything felt fine.

"I threw 45 pitches off the mound, threw all of my pitches, everything felt good," Farnsworth said. "I felt rusty, but I expected that since I haven't been on a mound in a week and a half.

"[There were] no real issues or anything like that, [I was] just trying to get the feel for it again. [I] threw my slider, my cutter, all my pitches. [I] thought it went pretty well."

Farnsworth, who has a team-leading 23 saves, said he was "kind of hesitant to let it go a little bit."

"I didn't want to make it worse," Farnsworth said. "[I'm] going to have to do it sooner or later, so I let a few of them go and it felt pretty good."

When asked if he had a timetable for his return, Farnsworth said it would depend on how he felt on Thursday.

"And hopefully, if I feel good tomorrow, I would say [I would be ready] for the homestand [which begins Friday]," Farnsworth said.