Kyle Farnsworth spent 16 years pitching in Major League Baseball, splitting his time between nine different teams and becoming a familiar sight out of the bullpen.
And now, at the age of 46, he looks completely different.
The MLB veteran posted a picture of himself on Tuesday showing off a bodybuilder physique, which he intends to enter in an upcoming qualifier for the NPC Southern USA Championship.
Farnsworth has been documenting his transformation on social media for a while now. Here is another recent update showing what he’s looking like these days.
Farnsworth last pitched in MLB in 2014 as a member of the Houston Astros and made his last appearance on any mound in 2016, when he was pitching for the Broncos de Reynosa of the Mexican Baseball League.
A former 47th round draft pick, Farnsworth broke into MLB as a starter for the Chicago Cubs before transitioning to the bullpen. He enjoyed a quintessential journeyman reliever career, never spending more than three seasons with a team after being traded from the Cubs and posting season ERAs ranging between 2.18 and 7.33.
Farnsworth ultimately retired with a 4.26 career ERA and 963 strikeouts in 988.2 innings. There was also some time spent on a semi-pro football team.
Listed at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds on MLB’s official website, Farnsworth was among the larger pitchers in the league, but he’s obviously put on quite a bit more weight since then. We’ll see how it’s judged on Friday.