Apr 26, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth (44) pitches during the tenth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Miami Marlins won 7-6 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: New York Mets say Kyle Farnsworth to remain closer


The New York Mets felt rather confident going into the 2014 campaign at closer given they had Bobby Parnell available to shut the door. However, after Parnell was deemed out for the year, the Mets have struggled to find a replacement.

The dumpster fire has continued all the way to aging reliever Kyle Farnsworth, who on Saturday night, blew a save against the Colorado Rockies.

Given his age and mild ineffectiveness, there was belief the Mets could opt to make another change at closer but according to manager Terry Collins the Mets will stick with the veteran at closer for now.

Kyle Farnsworth remains the closer, Terry Collins says. #mets

The Mets don’t exactly have a ton of Major League options they could use at this point, so that’s likely why Farnsworth will continue to remain at closer. His leash however is incredibly short so another blown save or poor outing and the Mets may be forced into making a change.

Farnsworth currently holds a 3.55 ERA in 12.2 innings.

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