Jacked ex-MLB pitcher Kyle Farnsworth looks unrecognizable in his new bodybuilding career

Charles Curtis
For The Win

Remember Kyle Farnsworth?

He's the former MLB reliever with 57 saves, a 4.26 ERA and nine stops over his 16-season career that ended after 2014.

Now? The 6-foot-4 ex-pitcher is a competitive bodybuilder. And the photo he posted on Tuesday shows just how far he's come in that career.

He was already a big dude, listed at 230 pounds during his playing career. Now? From the looks of the Twitter snap he delivered, it seems like he's much bigger, with muscles popping out from everywhere.

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You've got to check out this photo, and we'll give you a before and after of sorts:

How it started:

Former MLB reliever Kyle Farnsworth

How it's going:

A reminder that no one ever wanted to fight him:

From ESPN The Magazine in 2010:

That’s because everyone in the clubhouse has seen the videos and heard the stories, and all believe the legend of Kyle Farnsworth. According to The Magazine’s MLB Confidential survey, the journeyman reliever with the roller-coaster career is the runaway choice as the toughest man in baseball. Surprised? He once mauled a man just for giving him a funny look.

Back in 2005, during a bench-clearing brawl, then-Royals lefty Jeremy Affeldt caught the eye of Farnsworth, who was with the Tigers. After the game, Affeldt offered his version of what happened next: “He said, ‘Do you want to fight?’ I said, ‘No, I don’t want to fight. What are you thinking, dude?'” Witnesses remember Farnsworth’s reaction like it was yesterday. “Affeldt looked at him wrong, or looked in his direction,” says John Buck, a catcher with the Royals at the time who’s since moved to the Blue Jays. “Whatever he did, it made Kyle mad.” Farnsworth ran at Affeldt, picked him up and threw him down. “He suplexed him,” Buck says, shaking his head.

Remember this?