Farnsworth gets 4 stitches in left hand

Updated: June 16, 2009, 11:50 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Royals right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth had his left index finger bandaged Tuesday after being bitten by one of his two bulldogs.

Farnsworth received four stitches from the bite after breaking up a fight between the two bulldogs on Tuesday morning.

Kyle Farnsworth


The wound was in Farnsworth's non-pitching hand.

"He's got stitches in his left hand," Royals manager Trey Hillman said. "He didn't get hurt playing ball. He got hurt at home Monday."

Hillman said Farnsworth should not miss any time with the injury.

"I'm planning on him wrapping it up and having him available," Hillman said.

Farnsworth is 1-4 with a 3.43 ERA in 23 relief appearances with the Royals. Farnsworth has also pitched with the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves.

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