Former UL Star Danny Farquhar Pitches In Spring Training Game
Former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun standout Danny Farquhar continued his incredible, inspirational comeback attempt over the weekend.
But really; who cares?
The big news is that Farquhar was back, in a Major League uniform, competing against some of the best hitters in the world.
That's a big accomplishment in itself. After all, most were just concerned about Farquhar's well-being, as they should have been, after the incident.
Now, here he is, making great strides in his bid to make it back to Major League Baseball.
Farquhar, who signed a minor league contract with the Yankees during the offseason, took another big step over the weekend. Now, he can focus on recording more outs in his next outing.
The 32-year old Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros last April.
Tests revealed a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm, for which Farquhar had surgery.
A starter and reliever for the Cajuns from 2006-08, Farquhar compiled a 15-10 record with eleven saves, while striking out 253 batters in 226 career innings.
A native of Pembroke Pines, Florida, Farquhar was drafted in the 10th round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, after his college days with UL.
In parts of seven seasons in Major League Baseball, with the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and White Sox, Farquhar has appeared in 253 games, all as a reliever, going 7-14 with 18 saves and a 3.93 ERA.
We hope Danny continues to progress, and we hope to see him back in Major League Baseball very soon!