The New York Yankees and inspirational story Danny Farquar agree to a minor-league deal after granted official medical clearance.
The inspirational Bronx baseball story has officially cemented itself.
On Friday, veteran righthanded-pitcher Danny Farquhar has signed a minor-league deal with the New York Yankees after receiving official medical clearance.
Farquhar, 31, is a seven-year veteran who’s enjoyed stints with the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and, most recently, the Chicago White Sox. He received a cup of coffee (three-game stint) back in 2011 with his first big-league club, the Toronto Blue Jays.
On April 20, 2018, Farquhar made waves when he collapsed in the Sox dugout in a game against the Houston Astros. It turned out he was suffering from a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage.
Farquhar was hospitalized until May 7.
Instead of accepting an outright minor-league assignment by way of the American League Chicago club, he chose to enter free agency. Brian Cashman pounced.
Now that he’s back, the story of a full recovery while landing with the Bombers has many excited for the story to progress to the next stage.
In 253 games pitched out of the bullpen, Farquhar sports a 10-15 record, a 3.93 ERA, 1.259 WHIP, and 309 strikeouts in 272.1 total innings pitched. Over the course of three seasons in Seattle (2013-15), Farguar enjoyed a sparkling 10.5 K/9 rate.
Farquhar’s strikeout propensity has since dwindled, but the obvious potential remains. His four-seam fastball averages 93 m.p.h. these days. He also comes equipped with a changeup and a curve.
Keep an eye on the righty this spring to see where lands when spring training breaks.