Posted: May 18, 2013 7:09 AM by UL Sports Information
LAFAYETTE - Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball alum Danny Farquhar was called up from the triple A ranks by the Seattle Mariners on Friday.
The move marks Farquhar's second call up to the major league level. The former Cajuns standout pitched three games for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011.
The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native joined the Seattle organization last July in the Ichiro Suzuki trade with the Yankees.
Farquhar, who joins his Mariners teammates for a series in Cleveland, brings an impressive streak with him to his second stint in MLB. He allowed just one earned run in his last 16 innings with the Tacoma Raniers, the Mariner's triple A affiliate.
In 15 appearances in Tacoma this season, Farquhar allowed 17 hits with four walks and 30 strikeouts in 20 innings. Over his last 16 innings, he held opponents to a .172 average with two walks and 24 strikeouts.
Farquhar was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round (309th overall) of the 2008 amateur entry Draft. He led the Blue Jays system with 22 saves in 2009.
The 2008 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Pitcher of the Year, Farquhar donned a Ragin' Cajuns uniform for Tony Robichaux from 2006-08. The right-hander notched a team-high 83 strikeouts in 14 appearances in his final season with the Cajuns.
In 2007, Farquhar earned All-Sun Belt Conference accolades after posting a 6-3 record on the mound. He started the season as a closer before making his way into the starting role, recording a team-best six saves. Farquhar also struck out 115 batters, while walking just 22 in 87 2/3 innings of work.
He joins Milwaukee Brewers starting catcher Jonathan Lucroy as Ragin' Cajuns presently at the major league level.