Pitcher Danny Farquhar took another big step in his comeback, striking out two and walking one during a scoreless inning Sunday in his first simulated game for the New York Yankees since collapsing in the Chicago White Sox dugout last April 20.
The right-hander was diagnosed with a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage and had surgery the next day. He was hospitalized until May 7. Now, the 32-year-old Farquhar is using a specially designed protective cap which includes Kevlar and foam.
Farquhar struck out and walked Giovanny Urshela, and got a strikeout and fly against Francisco Diaz. All the outs came on 1-2 pitches. He threw 12 of 19 pitches for strikes.
Farquhar was not cleared to pitch again in 2018, became a free agent after the season and signed a minor league contract with the Yankees. He has pitched in 253 games over seven big league seasons, going 10-15 with a 3.39 ERA and 18 saves for Toronto (2011), Seattle (2013-15), Tampa Bay (2016-17) and the White Sox (2017-18). Farquhar was 1-1 with a 5.63 ERA in eight innings over eight games last year.
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