Danny Farquhar is lined up to pitch in a game for the first time since collapsing in the Chicago White Sox dugout last April 20 because of a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage.
The 32-year-old right-hander, at spring training with the New York Yankees under a minor-league contract, is scheduled to pitch this weekend against Pittsburgh in Bradenton, Fla.
Farquhar pitched his second simulated game of spring training on Wednesday.
Farquhar had surgery the day after collapsing and was hospitalized until May 7. His wife, Lexie, and children Madison (7), Landon (3) and Liam (1) have been in attendance for his simulated games at Steinbrenner Field.
Red Sox mourning
The Boston Red Sox are mourning the 23-year-old brother of catcher Blake Swihart.
The team confirmed the death of Romell Jordan on Wednesday after abruptly canceling their scheduled spring training media availability in the morning. The Red Sox said that out of respect for the family's privacy, no other information was available.
Red Sox pitcher David Price said on Twitter : "Through triumph, tragedy, and heartbreak this team/organization sticks together!! @redsox #extendedfamily."
Jordan's death comes less than a week after Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo collapsed and died outside the clubhouse at the team's spring training complex.
Manager Alex Cora says it "puts everything in perspective again."
Wieters gets minor deal
Catcher Matt Wieters agreed to a minor-league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
If added to the 40-man roster, the 32-year-old would get a one-year contract calling for a $1.5 million salary while in the major leagues. He would have the chance to earn $500,000 in performance bonuses based on games: $100,000 each for 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80.
A four-time All-Star with Baltimore from 2009-16, Wieters will compete with Francisco Pena for the backup job behind Yadier Molina, the only catcher on the Cardinals' 40-man roster.
Wieters spent the past two seasons with Washington. He hit .238 with eight homers and 30 RBI last year, when he was sidelined between March 31 and April 12 with a strained left oblique muscle and between May 10 and July 9 with a strained left hamstring.
His contract with the Nationals paid $21 million over the two years.
St. Louis announced the deal Wednesday.
Phillies outfielder hurting
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn has a right oblique strain and plans to have an MRI exam on Thursday.
Quinn was hurt while taking batting practice in an indoor cage Tuesday.
Outfielder Odubel Herrera remains out with a strained left hamstring.
Right-hander Tommy Hunter is sidelined by a right arm flexor strain and may not start throwing again for 10 days.