Farquhar, who turns 32 on Sunday, collapsed within the dugout after coming off the mound in a sport in opposition to the Astros. He was taken to a Chicago hospital and underwent surgical procedure.
Farquhar, signed to a minor league contract two weeks in the past, is utilizing a 6-ounce product from Unequal Technologies that’s fitted for the official Major League Baseball 4-ounce New Era Cap, Unequal CEO Rob Vito instructed OTL.
“The Yankees contacted us to design something to meet with the approval of his neurologist,” stated Vito. “What we made protects his temple and the skull area where he had surgery.”
Vito stated the “Uncap” consists of a Kevlar composite insert and an outer flap of a polymer comparable to what’s utilized in batting helmets.
The insert, stated Vito, is secured contained in the cap’s sweatband to keep away from having it shift with the movement of the pitcher.
MLB permits pitchers to make use of any sort of protecting headwear, so long as it does not intervene with play or with licensing agreements.
Farquhar has pitched 253 massive league video games — all in reduction — since debuting within the majors with Toronto in 2011.