White Sox pitcher in critical condition after brain hemorrhage during game


CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game Friday night, and is in stable but critical condition.

Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning, and was helped by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs. He regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

The White Sox announced Saturday that additional testing revealed the brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. Farquhar was receiving treatment and being closely monitored in the neurosurgical ICU unit at Rush University Medical center.

The team said it will provide updates on Farquhar’s health as appropriate, but requested privacy for the family.

White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar. (AP Photo, Carlos Osorio, File)

Farquhar got two outs in the top of the sixth against Houston. The 31-year-old right-hander fainted moments later.

“It takes your breath away a little bit,” manager Rick Renteria said after Chicago’s 10-0 loss. “One of your guys is down there and you have no idea what’s going on. Again, the medical staff was like there right away the whole time and you know they called into the EMTs and somebody was already caring for him before they even got up.”

Farquhar was selected by Toronto in the 10th round of the 2008 draft and made his major league debut with the Blue Jays in 2011. The right-hander is 10-15 with a 3.93 ERA in 253 career relief appearances with Toronto, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Chicago.

The White Sox placed Farquhar on the 10-day disabled list before the second game of their weekend set against Houston. Right-hander Gregory Infante was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte.


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