Tampa Bay Rays closer Kyle Farnsworth reportedly has a sore right elbow and may not be ready for Opening Day.
Farnsworth went to see a doctor on Tuesday to have his throwing elbow checked, the Tampa Tribune reported. The team said nothing would be definitive until Wednesday or Thursday.
The newspaper speculated that Farnsworth would go on the disabled list since it is so close to the season opener and that several players said they heard that Farnsworth was going on the DL.
The Rays open on Friday against the New York Yankees.
If Farnsworth cannot pitch, relievers Fernando Rodney and Joel Peralta would likely be next in line to close.