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04-13-2019, 04:14 AM,
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TAMPA Roberto Clemente Jersey , Fla. (AP) — Danny Farquhar took another big step in his comeback, 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, 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 Bill Mazeroski Jersey ,” 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, 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) Dave Parker Jersey , 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, The St. Louis Cardinals are releasing veteran relief pitcher Greg Holland, according to MLB Network's Jon MorosiandFancred'sJon Heyman.Per Morosi, Holland plans to sign with a contender for the stretch run.Following a brief run as the Cards' closer, Holland was removed from that role in favor of Bud Norris in May.After going unsigned during the offseason, Hollandinkeda one-year Josh Harrison Jersey , $14 million deal with the Cardinals on March 30.In 32 appearances, the 32-year-old righty went 0-2 with a 7.92 ERA and 2.24 WHIP. He also blew all three of his save opportunities.It represented a steep drop-off for Holland, who was named an All-Star for the third time with the Colorado Rockies in 2017.Although Holland's ERA last season was somewhat high for a closer at 3.61, his 41 saves were tops in the National League.Prior to signing with the Rockies, he spent six seasons as a member of the Kansas City Royals. He missed all of 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.In three of four seasons from 2011 to 2014, Holland posted an ERA under 2.00 for the Royals.He twice finished in the top 10 in American League Cy Young award voting during his Royals stint, and he won the AL Mariano Rivera Reliever of the Year award in 2014.While Holland has been awful this season Gregory Polanco Jersey , he has 186 career saves and a ton of experience to his credit, which could make him worth a flier for a reliever-needy team down the stretch.

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