On the heels of trading Sonny Gray to the Reds, the Yankees reportedly signed right-handed reliever Danny Farquhar on Monday to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, per MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.
Farquhar, 31, suffered a life threatening brain hemorrhage and ruptured aneurysm early last season while with the White Sox. Farquhar was on the road to recovery months later, and threw out the ceremonial first pitch for Chicago in June. He said, then, that he hoped to be back and playing for the 2019 season.
Farquhar was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 2008 draft. He was selected off waivers by the Yankees from the A's in 2012. New York traded Farquhar later that month to the Mariners for Ichiro Suzuki.
The right-hander has spent parts of seven seasons with four major league teams, including the Mariners, Rays, Blue Jays and White Sox. Farquhar holds a 3.93 ERA with 309 strikeouts and 18 saves over 253 games and 272.1 innings pitched.