Farnsworth pain-free after first throwing exercise

Farnsworth pain-free after first throwing exercise

ST. PETERSBURG -- Kyle Farnsworth (right elbow strain) was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday to make room for Will Rhymes on the 25-man roster, a development that didn't seem to alarm Farnsworth in the least.

"I don't consider it a setback, because they said six to eight [weeks] anyway, so it's basically the same," Farnsworth said.

Farnsworth made 25 sock throws on Tuesday. The exercise involved him going through his throwing motion and throwing the ball from inside a tube sock worn over his pitching arm.

"Everything went well," Farnsworth said. "It's a good step forward."

The exercise was the first time Farnsworth has thrown since he injured his arm in Spring Training.

"I think it went well," said Farnsworth, who reported having no pain.

Farnsworth did express frustration about not being able to play.

"The offseason is time to sit around and not do anything, not during the season," Farnsworth said. "Still, got to stay positive, we're winning and that makes it a whole lot easier to be able to kind of take my time and try not to rush myself. I still have to take it easy and make sure I'm 100 percent when I get back."