Danny Farquhar took another big step in his comeback

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Danny Farquhar took another big step in his comeback

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TAMPA Dellin Betances Jersey , Fla. (AP) — and his family was in the stands to see it.Farquhar struck out two and walked 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.“Extraordinarily successful being the fact that I wasn’t thinking about anything besides striking everybody out,” Farquhar said. “I wasn’t thinking about my helmet hat, I wasn’t thinking about anything else. My focus was what it’s been in the past. Just create swings and misses. That’s what I call normal.”The 32-year-old Farquhar is using a specially designed protective cap which includes Kevlar and foam.His wife, Lexie, and children Madison (7), Landon (3) and Liam (1) took in the game from the third base side of an empty Steinbrenner Field.“I saw them while I was warming up,” Farquhar said. “We talked about it. I told them I wanted them to be in the stands. Just to see my family, my kids so happy and just enjoying themselves Matt Holliday Jersey , it gives me that extra boost of energy.”Madison and Landon ran after fouls hit into the seats.“They got all the balls,” a laughing Farquhar said.Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Farquhar will have another simulated game later this week.“The attitude he has about everything is, I think it’s good for everybody to see,” Rothschild said. “It’s kind of special.”Farquhar struck out and walked Giovanny Urshela, and got a strikeout and fly against Francisco Diaz.“Super encouraging to actually have batters with lots of coaches around that aren’t trying to swing and miss just to bolster my confidence,” Farquhar said. “They’re trying to impress coaches for their careers, too. So, to see guys step in the box and want to hit a home run off you and have that success that I had today, it’s in the positive direction.”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 Austin Romine Jersey , became a free agent after the season and signed a minor league contract with the Yankees.“To have the team support in here is incredible,” Farquhar said. “I feel it 100 percent from all my teammates.”Farquhar 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, PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks brought back a familiar sidearm right-hander and acquired a left-hander who happened to be just down the hall in a pair of trade deadline moves designed to bolster the bullpen.Brad Ziegler, who pitched for Arizona from 2011 to 2016 and holds several club relief records, was traded back to the Diamondbacks by Miami in exchange for minor league right-hander Tommy Eveld.Arizona also picked up left-hander Jake Diekman from the Texas Ranger for minor league pitcher Wei-Chieh Huang. It didn’t take long for Diekman to show up at his new locker. He gathered his belongings from the visitor’s clubhouse and accepted a Diamondbacks offer to give him a ride in the bullpen cart to his new home.”They asked,” he said http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-giancarlo-stanton-jersey , ”and I was like `Yeah, I don’t want to carry all of my stuff.”Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said the moves were made to supplement the bullpen but would not change the roles of the ”big three” of Yoshihisa Hirano, Archie Bradley and closer Brad Boxberger.The moves follow a pair of other Arizona trades in recent days. They acquired infielder Eduardo Escobar from Minnesota for three minor leaguers and got right-hander Matt Andriese from Tampa Bay for two prospects.”When you walk in and you see all these moves being made,” Bradley said, ”you know that your coaching staff, your front office, they believe in you and they think you have a chance to go do something more than just play out the rest of the year. … We’re trying to go win, we’re not just kind of middle of the road, we’re making moves and we’re trying to go win and make the playoffs.”The Diamondbacks trailed the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers by a half-game in the NL West entering Tuesday’s play.The 38-year-old Ziegler pitched for Arizona from 2011 through 2016 Bernie Williams Jersey , compiling a 21-11 record and a 2.49 ERA with 62 saves. He is 1-5 this season with 10 saves and a 3.98 ERA. Since June 5, he is tied for second among major league relievers with a 0.64 ERA.”We know he’s had a tremendous amount of success, especially recently, against right-handed batters,” Lovullo said. ”That will be the starting point for me.”Ziegler recently was named to the Diamondbacks’ 20th anniversary team. Arizona assumes the $2,951,613 remaining of Ziegler’s $9 million salary.Diekman, 31, was 1-1 with two saves C.C. Sabathia Jersey , 14 holds and a 3.69 ERA in 47 appearances with the Rangers.He said he’d already packed up his apartment in anticipation of some sort of trade and said he was ready to pitch Tuesday night against Texas.”Sure, why not?” he said. ”I’m energized.”In corresponding moves, the Diamondbacks designated lefty Jorge De La Rosa for assignment and moved right-hander Shelby Miller to the 60-day disabled list.—

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