A’s Claim Farquhar and Move Carignan to the 60-Day DL
It isn’t surprising at all that Andrew Carignan would be moved to the 60-day DL. Whenever you hear the words ulnar collateral ligament and pitcher the news is never good and sure enough for Carignan it means his 2012 has come to a premature end. The reason for his movement to the 60-day is that the A’s reacquired Danny Farquhar from the Toronto Blue Jays by claiming him on waivers.
Farquhar has spent his entire career with the A’s or Blue Jays being drafted by the Blue Jays before being traded to the A’s with Trystan Magnuson in exchange for Rajai Davis in November of 2010. Then in April of 2011 he was dealt from Oakland back to Toronto as the Jays acquired David Purcey. Farquhar made his MLB debut last year with Toronto pitching two innings for the Blue Jays. Thus far this year he has spent his entire time pitching in the Eastern League for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats where has appeared in 20 games throwing 30 1/3 innings of 9.8 K/9, 3.3 BB/9 and 0.6 HR/9 baseball with a 3.26 ERA and 3.17 FIP.
I would not be surprised to see Farquhar up before long with the A’s as they have gone through a lot of pitchers I would not have expected to see in Oakland already and certainly will find many more to do the same with before the season is through especially if they look to trade Grant Balfour or Brian Fuentes.