Danny Farquhar is returning to baseball.
The Yankees are reportedly signing Farquhar to a minor-league deal, according to Fancred’s Jon Heyman.
Farquhar survived a scary incident this past season, when he suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm in the dugout while playing for the Chicago White Sox. Farquhar suddenly collapsed in the dugout after pitching in relief in a game on April 20, but he was rushed to the hospital and survived.
He was later discharged on May 7.
The Yanks had Farquhar for a month in 2012 but he never pitched for them.
Farquhar has pitched for the Blue Jays (2011), Mariners (2013-2015), Rays (2016-2017) and White Sox (2017-2018).
He saved 16 games for the 2013 Mariners. Soon to be 32, and a RHP, he has a career record of 10-15, 3.93 with 18 saves and an ERA of 3.93 (ERA + 99).
It is a low-risk, high-reward kind of deal. You are taking a chance on him, and it’s a minor league deal.
And after what he’s been through, how could you NOT root for him?