Former UL Pitcher Danny Farquhar Now A Pitching Instructor
A former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun baseball star, who had to fight for his life after suffering a scary episode on the baseball field less than 16 months ago, has a new job in the professional ranks.
Danny Farquhar has rejoined one of his former big-league teams, the Chicago White Sox, as a minor league pitching instructor.
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.
Farquhar was released by the New York Yankees in spring training, following a courageous comeback attempt.
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 appeared in 253 games, all as a reliever, going 7-14 with 18 saves and a 3.93 ERA.