Tuesday, June 26, 2012
OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s announced today that right-handed pitcher Danny Farquhar was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees.
Farquhar was claimed off waivers by the A’s from Toronto June 9 and was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento that day.
I never heard of Farquhar, a right-handed reliever, but he seems like an interesting guy. According to this scouting report, he uses a different motion vs. righties (sidearm/submarine) than he does vs. lefties. His stuff is supposedly pretty good, but his control is not. Maybe the Yankees think they can get another Cody Eppley out of him or something.
I have no idea what corresponding roster move(s) is(are) coming to get him onto the 40 man roster, but I’d assume he’ll be stashed in the minors for now.
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