Yankees add pitchers Farquhar, Meloan
Farquhar, 25, made his Major League debut with the Blue Jays last season, pitching two innings over three September appearances. He started the 2012 season with Toronto’s Double-A affiliate in New Hampshire, where he was 0-1 with a 2.97 ERA before being let go by the Jays earlier this month.
The righty was claimed by Oakland on June 9 but struggled at Triple-A Sacramento, allowing nine earned runs in eight innings over five appearances before being designated for assignment last weekend.
To make room for Farquhar on the 40-man roster, outfielder Brett Gardner was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
In addition to adding Farquhar, the Yankees officially announced the signing of pitcher Jonathan Meloan, who was inked late on Monday and also assigned to Double-A Trenton.
Meloan had been pitching for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League, where he was 4-0 with a 0.99 ERA and 11 saves and 36 strikeouts in 23 appearances. The 27-year-old has 17.2 innings of Major League experience, and was most recently in the Majors with Oakland in 2009; he missed all of 2010 after having Tommy John surgery, and spent 2011 in the A’s system at Double-A Midland.
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