Yankees release reliever Danny Farquhar 14 months after his dugout collapse

The Yankees released right-hander Danny Farquhar, ending the reliever’s comeback try with New York more than a year after he collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout because of a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage.

The Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announced the move Wednesday.

Farquhar, 32, buckled during a game with Chicago on April 20, 2018, and was hospitalized until May 7. He became a free agent after the season and signed with New York.

Farquhar pitched in three major-league spring training games. After spending time in extended spring training to build arm strength, Farquhar made two appearances with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this month, allowing seven runs in three innings.

Briefly: Cionel Perez, the only lefty in the Astros’ bullpen, was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock to open a roster spot for second baseman Jose Altuve, who had been on the injured list and missed 35 games with a hamstring strain. Perez was 1-1 in three games. … The White Sox placed left-hander Manny Bañuelos on the 10-day injured list and recalled right-hander Carson Fulmer from Triple-A Charlotte. … The Red Sox put right-hander Hector Velázquez on the 10-day injured list, a day after a recurrence of back trouble that sidelined him a few weeks ago. He pitched in one game after coming off the IL. … Atlanta pitcher Sean Newcomb has been placed on the seven-day injured list for players with concussion symptoms, four days after he was hit on the back of the head by a line drive.

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