Kyle Farnsworth is a retired baseball pitcher and pitching coach from the United States. Moreover, Kyle Farnsworth played in Major League Baseball and the Mexican League for different franchise clubs. He is regarded as one of the quickest pitchers in Major League Baseball history as well as one of the toughest players.
Table of Biography
Kyle Lynn Farnsworth best known as Kyle Farnsworth was born on the 14th of April, 1976, in Wichita, Kansas, the United States of America. According to his birth date, he is 46 years old and holds an American nationality.
Moreover, he has a birth sign of Aries and believes in Christianity. Sadly, there is little information available about his parents, siblings, and early years.
Talking about his educational career, he completed his graduation from Milton High School in Georgia back in 1994. Later, he enrolled at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC), where he was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.
After being selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 47th round of the 1994 MLB Draft, Kyle Farnsworth began his career in the league with them. He appeared in 77 matches in the offense during his sixth season with the Chicago Cubs, which was the year 2003.
That was the most matches he had ever played in a season for any club, and he finished 13 games as a pitcher. In that year, he played there, he won 3 matches and lost 2. The finest stat throughout his tenure playing for the Chicago Cubs was his winning percentage of.600.
One of the greatest in his career and the best he performed for the Chicago Cubs, his earned run average was 3.30. Farnsworth threw 76.1 innings in 2003, faced 312 batters, collected 53 hits, scored 6 home runs, scored 31 runs, and earned 28 runs. One of the best in his career and the best he performed for the Chicago Cubs, his earned run average was 3.30.
Played for two franchise clubs (two times in his career)
He was traded to the Detroit Tigers on February 9, 2005, along with Roberto Novoa, Scott Moore, and Bo Flowers. Again, he was traded back to the Tigers on July 30, 2008, for Ivan Rodriguez.
On July 31, 2005, this player was traded to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers Zach Miner, and Román Colón. The Braves re-acquired him on July 31, 2010, along with Rick Ankiel for Gregor Blanco, Jesse Chavez, and Tim Collins.
Later, he signed a contract with the New York Yankees replacing Tom Gordon as the team’s primary set-up man. A deal of $17 million over three years, was the second-highest he received. He had a poor season in 2006, posting a 4.36 ERA in 72 appearances.
In 64 relief appearances in 2007, he had a 4.80 ERA, showing that his problems continued. Later on the 13th of December, 2008, he signed a two-year deal, a $9.25 million deal with Kansas City Royals.
Playing for other franchise clubs
He signed the Tampa Bay Rays with a $3.25 million, one-year contract on January 15, 2011. A club option for the 2012 season was part of the agreement. As Tampa Bay’s closer in 2011, he recorded a record of 5-1 with 25 saves and a career-low 2.18 ERA in 63 relief appearances.
He signed to a $1.25 million, one-year deal on February 5, 2013, with the Rays. On August 9, 2013, he was sent to an assignment and released the next day. Later, he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 16, 2013, and recorded his first Pirates save against the Texas Rangers on September 11, 2013.
To avoid committing Kyle a full season’s salary, the Mets outrighted him to Triple-A on May 14. He had a 3.18 ERA and three saves in four chances in 19 games with the Mets. He said that he would refuse the assignment and that he was looking for a new team so he could “play against this team.” The next day, on May 14, Farnsworth made his free agency choice in full.
He entered into a major league contract with the Houston Astros on May 17, 2014. On June 26, he was finally removed from the roster and decided to sign with a free agency. With the Astros at the time, he pitched 11.2 innings with a 6.17 ERA.
Mexican League and Football career
He joined Pericos de Puebla in the middle of the 2015 Mexican Baseball League season. In addition, he joined Algodoneros de San Luis the following year before subsequently transferring to the Broncos de Reynosa. He started games in Reynosa for the Chicago Cubs for the first time since 2000.
Later, he went out for the Orlando Phantoms, an amateur football team in the Florida Football Alliance, in August 2014 after being released by the Houston Astros. Since his first year of high school in 1992, he had not participated in a football game. In 2015, he joined the Phantoms and played defensive end.
He had 11 sacks at the season’s end. He participated in another Phantoms game in 2016. Before the league canceled its initial season, he said that he had been offered a professional football contract to play. He contributed significantly to Orlando’s defense once more in 2017.
Awards and Net Worth
At the moment, this former player has not earned any awards or recognitions during his playing career. Looking at his successful career, he might earn some of them in the following years.
Talking about this former baseball player’s net worth is estimated at around $40 million which he earned from his profession but yet, but he has not shared other information regarding his salary and income.
He is happily married to his wife Shyla Pert. The couple has been together since 2000 and got married in the December of 2008.
With marriage, the couple has a son named Stone. While, Shayla has two kids, Talyor and Hunter from her previous relationship. At the moment, this former baseball player is not a part of controversy or rumors.
He stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 104 kg. Moreover, he has brown hair with blue eyes color and an athletic body built.
On his Instagram page, there are more than 6.1k followers. Likewise, there are more than 12.6k followers on Twitter and he is not active on Facebook.