Rays place Kyle Farnsworth on DL
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)
The expected move was announced Thursday, one day before Tampa Bay's opener against the New York Yankees.
An MRI this week revealed a strain of a muscle that's causing soreness in the elbow. Farnsworth said Wednesday it is the same problem that bothered him last September.
The right-hander went 5-1 with 25 saves and a 2.18 ERA over 63 appearances last season.
To take Farnsworth's place on the roster, the Rays recalled right-hander Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham.