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MLB Trade Deadline: Royals Reliever Kyle Farnsworth Playing Well At A Good Time

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.