Danny Farquhar's baseball comeback hit a bit of a speed bump today.
Though far from a shocking move at this juncture, the aneurysm survivor was demoted from the New York Yankees' big league camp today along with Chance Adams and Joe Harvey.
Danny Farquhar, Chance Adams, Joe Harvey among those no longer in Yankees big league camp.— Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) March 12, 2019
Last season, Farquhar collapsed in the dugout due to a ruptured aneurysm following a relief appearance for the Chicago White Sox. He'll likely make the most of his opportunity on a Triple-A field moving forward, quite thankful for the chance he's been given.
Farquhar made three appearances for the Yankees this spring, allowing four hits, five walks, and six earned runs across just two total innings of work.
The demotion certainly isn't anything to be ashamed of. Not only is he attempting to come back from an incredibly terrifying injury, but he was also being measured against the likes of Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, and Adam Ottavino for a spot in the league's best bullpen. He's not ready, and that's nothing to be ashamed of.
Danny Farquhar gets a nice hand from the fans and his teammates as he exits mid-inning. pic.twitter.com/yOrnXi8ySp— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 2, 2019
Yankees pitching prospect Chance Adams also was a casualty of the first round of cuts Tuesday. He only fared marginally better than Farquhar this spring, posting a 19.29 ERA while managing just two strikeouts in 2.1 innings of work.
Harvey struggled as well, managing an 8.31 ERA in five appearances
Empty locker watch: Danny Farquhar, Chance Adams, Joe Harvey, Cale Coshow, Kellin Deglan #Yankees— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 12, 2019
The five are just the latest of many roster cuts that will inevitably be made as Opening Day approaches and teams are forced to whittle down their rosters.