PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Farnsworth joked that he's had more graceful moments.
The Tampa Bay closer misplayed a slow roller to the right of the mound, chased it down after the ball glanced off his glove and then threw wildly to first base for an error that allowed a run to score during a 2-1, 10-inning spring training loss to the Minnesota Twins on Monday.
Not exactly the spring debut Farnsworth anticipated. But since the results don't count, it was easy to laugh off.
"That's what we work on during spring training -- little comebackers like that," Farnsworth said. "It's embarrassing to miss that, but sometimes the slow ones like that are the worst ones because you have time to think about it."
Farnsworth allowed two hits in the fifth inning, including the dribbler off Ben Revere's bat that was ruled an infield single. The run that scored on the reliever's throwing error was the only one the Twins managed until Luke Hughes homered off right-hander Albert Suarez with ...