This week the Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton wrote that Royals reliever Kyle Farnsworth is a name to keep an eye on as the MLB trade deadline nears.
MLB.com recently posted a few of Farnsworth's recent statistics demonstrating that he's been stepping it up recently:
Kyle Farnsworth has allowed three earned runs in his last 17 appearances, spanning 24 1/3 innings for a 1.12 ERA. In that span, which began on May 3, he's allowed 15 hits in 83 at-bats for an opponents' batting average of .181.
Like David DeJesus and Jose Guillen, Farnsworth is playing well at a good time. With the trade deadline right around the corner, the Royals could showcase him a bit during July.
Farnsworth is in the final year of a two-year, $9.25 million contract.