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Farnsworth made his final outing on any mound in 2016, while pitching for the Broncos de Reynosa of the Mexican Baseball League. Farnsworth last appeared in Major League Baseball in 2014 while a member of the Houston Astros.
Formerly selected in the 47th round of the draft, Farnsworth made his MLB debut as a starter for the Chicago Cubs before switching to the bullpen. After being moved from the Cubs, he had a classic journeyman reliever career, never playing for more than three seasons with one organization and recording season ERAs between 2.18 and 7.33.
Farnsworth eventually called it quits after 963 strikeouts over 988.2 innings and a 4.26 lifetime ERA. Additionally, considerable time was spent playing on a semi-pro football squad.
Farnsworth was one of the bigger pitchers in the league when he was listed at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds on MLB’s official website, but he has undoubtedly gained a lot more weight since then. On Friday, the verdict will be revealed.