Danny Farquhar, Relief Pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays, #43
Date of Birth: 2/17/1987
Birthplace: Pembroke Pines, Florida
College: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Current Salary: $900,000
Danny Farquhar, relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, was first drafted in 2008 by the Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched in the Blue Jays' minor league system from 2008 through 2010.
Farquhar was traded to the Oakland Athletics on November 17, 2010. He stayed with the Athletics only until April 18, 2011, when he was traded back to the Blue Jays. He spent most of the 2011 season in the minors, pitching just 2.0 innings in 3 games with the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays designated Farquhar for assignment on June 2, 2012. Seven days later, the Athletics claimed him off waivers. Once again, he didn't stay long with the Athletics, this time being claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees on June 26th. After just a month with the Yankees, he was traded to the Seattle Mariners on July 23rd. He spent the 2012 season in the minors.
Farquhar had his first full season in the majors in 2013, pitching in 46 games with the Mariners. He finished the season with a career high 16 saves, 79 strikeouts to 22 walks, and a 4.20 ERA in 55.2 innings. In 2014, he had a career low ERA of 2.66 and career highs in games played (66), innings pitched (71.0), and strikeouts (81 to 22 walks).
After having a mediocre year with the Mariners in 2015, when he finished with a 5.12 ERA in 43 games, he was traded to the Rays on November 5, 2015. He split his time in 2016 between the majors and the minors, pitching in 36 games with the Rays. He finished with a 3.06 ERA, 1 win and no losses, and 46 strikeouts to 15 walks in 35.1 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Farquhar through 2016 include:
- 193 games played
- 215.0 innings pitched
- 5-12 win-loss record
- 18 saves
- 255 strikeouts to 78 walks
- 3.81 ERA
Farquhar and his wife have a son and a daughter.