Farquhar bruised, but OK after getting hit by ball

Right-hander knocked in non-throwing arm, reported no issues

Farquhar bruised, but OK after getting hit by ball

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Danny Farquhar was still sporting a bruise and the stitch-mark indentation from a baseball on his left forearm on Friday, but the Mariners reliever said he was unhurt by a ball that deflected off his non-throwing arm on the last batter he faced in his inning in Thursday night's 5-2 victory over the Indians.

Farquhar walked the leadoff batter in his eighth-inning appearance, then had two outs and a runner still on first when the Indians' Roberto Hernandez hit a shot off Farquhar's arm that deflected to second baseman Tyler Smith.

Smith recorded an out on the play to end Farquhar's inning and the 28-year-old right-hander said he wasn't feeling any ill effects the following morning.

"It was a cutter away and broke his bat," Farquhar said. "It wasn't hit very hard. I really should have caught it, but the bat was flying, the ball was coming and I was like, 'Uh oh.' I put my glove up to try to catch it, but it hit me there in the arm.

"I'm good," Farquhar said. "It's my non-important arm. It did leave a nice little tattoo though."

After a slow start this spring, Farquhar has pitched better of late and lowered his Cactus League ERA to 4.76 in six appearances with his second straight scoreless outing.

The Florida native was one of Seattle's most-effective relievers in 2014 with a 2.66 ERA in 66 games in his second season with the Mariners.

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