Yanks’ Far­quhar pitches 1st game since aneurysm

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Sports -

Danny Far­quhar took the mound Sat­ur­day in his first spring train­ing game for the New York Yan­kees in Bradenton, Florida — his first since the 32-year-old re­liever col­lapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout on April 20 be­cause of a rup­tured aneurysm and brain hem­or­rhage.

“I felt great out there,” Far­quhar said. “I was happy to be back on the mound. Ob­vi­ously, the re­sults weren’t great but I call it a good day. I felt like a base­ball player, again.”

Far­quhar al­lowed three hits and walked two while throw­ing 19 pitches in the fourth in­ning. He is in camp with the Yan­kees on ami- nor league deal. Machado makes quiet Padres de­but: Manny Machado’s de­but in a Padres uni­form was a lot less event­ful than his free agency.

The four-time All-Star signed a $300 mil­lion, 10-year deal with San Diego late last month. But af­ter a few work­outs in Ari­zona, his Cac­tus League de­but against the San Fran­cisco Giants was rather un­der­whelm­ing.

The 26-year-old Machado popped out in his first at-bat and drew a walk in his sec­ond, and he came out of the game af­ter three in­nings at third base with­out get­ting any ac­tion.

No­table

Nats’ Zim­mer­man gets in lineup: Ryan Zim­mer­man has made his first ap­pear­ance this spring in the Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als lineup. Now he wants to be a fix­ture there. The twotime All-Star was hit­less in two at-bats against Min­nesota dur­ing his first spring train­ing game of the sea­son.

Astros’ Breg­man plunked: The Hous­ton Astros’ Alex Breg­man was plunked by New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Fa­milia in his first game this spring. Breg­man is re­turn­ing from surgery on his right el­bow. Af­ter Breg­man bor­rowed an el­bow guard from a team­mate, Fa­milia drilled him in the left el­bow. Breg­man says both el­bows felt fine af­ter the game.

Spring high­lights

Tigers 7, Braves 4: Miguel Cabr­era con­nected for his first homer of the spring in Detroit’s 7-4 win over At­lanta. The 35-year-old slug­ger looks healthy af­ter he was lim­ited to 38 games in 2018 be­cause of a bi­ceps in­jury. Cabr­era sin­gled and walked be­fore hit­ting a two-run homer to right­cen­ter field off Ja­cob Webb in the fifth in­ning.

MATT YORK AP

San Diego Padres' Manny Machado hits against the San Fran­cisco Giants dur­ing the first in­ning on Sat­ur­day in Peo­ria, Ariz.

Danny Far­quhar

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