Found April 06, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Tampa Bay Rays closer Kyle Farnsworth is looking at an extended stay on the 15-day disabled list. Rays manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Farnsworth will likely need four to six weeks of rest for his ailing elbow to heal. Farnsworth was placed on the disabled list Thursday with a right elbow strain. He missed two weeks in September last year with a tender elbow. Farnsworth, who will turn 36 on April 14, had 25 saves and went 5-1 with a 2.18 ERA as Tampa Bay's closer last year.
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