As the Yankees look to boost their bullpen, they're igniting one of the best stories in sports.
It appeared the life of right-handed reliever Danny Farquhar was in jeopardy when he collapsed due to a brain aneurysm in the dugout mid-game last season.
Just a few months later, and he's back on the mound and in pinstripes.
The Yankees have come to a minor-league deal with Farquhar, who's alive, well, and on the comeback trail.
Wonderful story: Danny Farquhar is signing a minors deal with Yankees. Farquhar has recovered from life threatening brain hemorrhage suffered early last season while with the White Sox. Great response saved him. Now he is ready to go.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 21, 2019
That's the kind of comeback story you can't help but love.
Farquhar was medically cleared to resume baseball activities earlier this year after appearing in just eight games in 2018. New York has been looking to bolster their relieving corps this year, and Farquhar will join Adam Ottovino as a prominent new face in the 'pen, for heartwarming reasons.
Over the course of his career, the underrated Farquhar has an ERA over 3.93 through seven seasons.
He still has a ways to go to make it to the big leagues with New York, but it's still been an incredible turnaround for someone whose life was in danger so recently.