Farnsworth 'possible' DL candidate after leaving early

Farnsworth 'possible' DL candidate after leaving early

Farnsworth 'possible' DL candidate after leaving early

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays reliever Kyle Farnsworth left Monday night's 10-8 loss to the Red Sox with right arm soreness.

Farnsworth pitched to only one batter in the five-hour, 24-minute game, striking out Dustin Pedroia on eight pitches in the 11th inning. Manager Joe Maddon said Farnsworth came into the dugout feeling some soreness in his elbow, so Maddon called on left-hander Cesar Ramos, the last reliever standing in Tampa Bay's bullpen, to start the 12th inning.

"I'm not going to send anybody out under those circumstances," Maddon said of Farnsworth.

It's "possible" the club could place Farnsworth on the disabled list before Tuesday's game, Maddon said, which would give it an opportunity to call up a fresh arm to bolster a bullpen that pitched a combined 10 innings Monday night.

Maddon said relievers Jake McGee, Joel Peralta and Alex Torres should be available to pitch Tuesday night against the Red Sox, and Jamey Wright is a possibility as well, but they will definitely need a long outing from starter Roberto Hernandez.

"It's possible," Maddon said. "We were starting to talk about some things. We're not horribly short."

Farnsworth owns a 6.75 ERA on the season, but he tossed a scoreless inning in each of his last two appearances.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.