Farnsworth off schedule, but on track
UPDATE, 10:52: Maddon confirmed that Farnsworth is not scheduled to make his first exhibition appearance until next week and says that eight or so games will be plenty.
DEVELOPING: RHP Kyle Farnsworth said he continues to feel good in bullpen sessions and expects to make his exhibition debut sometime next week.
Farnsworth was listed on the Rays media game notes as one of Tuesday's pitchers, but was not on the linuep card, and he said he was not scheduled to pitch.
Farnsworth, who experienced some "abnormal soreness" after his first batting practice session on Feb. 18, said he has been throwing bullpen sessions with no issues. "I threw everything yesterday, sliders, cutters, everything,'' he said. "Felt great.''
Farnsworth said even is he doesn't make his exhibition debut until March 8 he would still get the 8-9 appearances he needs to be ready for the season.