The 30-year old Farquhar had previously been outrighted off of the 40-man roster and was pitching at Triple-A Durham.

A right-handed reliever, Farquhar had a solid 2016 season, posting a 3.06 ERA. over 35 games, but struggled with his command this season, allowing 22 walks over 35 innings, while going 2-2 with a 4.11 ERA.

Farquhar avoided arbitration before the start of this season, agreeing to a $900,000 salary.

A starter and reliever for the Cajuns from 2006-08, Farquhar compiled a 15-10 record with eleven saves, while striking out 253 batters in 226 career innings.

A native of Pembroke Pines, Florida, Farquhar was drafted in the 10th round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, after his college days with UL.

In part of six seasons in Major League Baseball, with the Seattle Mariners and Rays, Farquhar has appeared in 230 games, all as a reliever, going 7-14 with 18 saves and a 3.85 ERA.

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