Yanks keeping Farquhar at extended spring training

TAMPA, Fla. -- Danny Farquhar will remain at extended spring training with the New York Yankees rather than start the season with a minor league team.

"[I] felt he was actually further along than maybe I anticipated," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Saturday. "... That's a decision [keeping Farquhar in extended spring training] to get him going. To get him regular reps, and then when he and us feel really good about it, he'll get out to a [minor-league] team."

The 32-year-old right-hander collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout on April 20 because of a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage. He appeared in three spring training games, giving up 6 runs, 4 hits and 5 walks over two innings.

Farquhar signed a minor league contract with the Yankees during the offseason.

New York announced minor league roster assignments Friday.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.