Kyle Lynn Farnsworth was born on April 14, 1976 in Wichita, Kansas. He is a relief pitcher, currently playing for the Detroit Tigers.
Kyle is 6’ 4”, weighs 235 pounds, and bats and throws right.
High SchoolKyle graduated from Milton High School in Milton, Georgia in 1994. He was a 3-sport athlete, playing baseball, basketball, and football.
CollegeKyle attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia.
Minor LeaguesKyle was drafted in the 47th round of the amateur draft by the Chicago Cubs in 1994.
1995 - GCL Cubs in the Gulf Coast League 1996 - Rockford Cubbies in the Midwest League1997 - Daytona Cubs in the Florida State League 1998 - West Tenn Diamond Jaxx in the Southern League 1999/00 - Iowa Cubs in the Pacific Coast League2002 - Iowa Cubs in the Pacific Coast League
*Major Leagues‘Chicago CubsKyle made his major league debut for the Cubs on April 29, 1999, and played for them from 1999 to 2004.Detroit TigersOn February 9, 2005, the Cubs traded Kyle to the Detroit Tigers for Roberto Novoa, Scott Moore, and Bo Flowers.Atlanta BravesOn July 31, 2005, the Tigers traded him to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers Zach Miner and Roman Colon.New York YankeesFollowing the 2005 season, Kyle signed with the New York Yankees, replacing Tom Gordon as the team’s primary set-up man. However, Kyle struggled in the 2006 season, accumulating a 4.36 ERA, and did not do much better in 2007.Detroit TigersOn July 30, 2008, the Yankees traded Kyle back to the Tigers in exchange for catcher Ivan Rodriguez.*Personal’Kyle has a son named Stone, born on June 22, 2002.