Thoughts and prayers going out to Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar as news broke last night of the pitching passing out in the dugout. The team announced today that Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during the sixth inning of last nights game against the Houston Astros. Farquhar faced four batters to finish the top of the sixth before he passed out after the inning. He was attended to by White Sox medical personnel and on-site emergency medical technicians.
Farquhar was hospitalized after the dugout incident and overnight testing revealed that a ruptured aneurysm caused the brain bleed. The team said he was conscious when he was taken from the field to the Rush University Medical Center. He is currently stable but in critical condition in the neurosurgical ICU there.
The White Sox said it will provide updates on Farquhar’s health as appropriate, but requested privacy for the family. Farquhar, 31, is in his seventh major-league season and his second season with the Sox after signing on as a free agent midway through 2017.
“It crushes us in this clubhouse,” starter James Shields said. “Nothing really matters baseball-wise when something like that happens. When you see one of your brothers go down like that it’s not very fun to watch. He’s such a resilient human being and we’re praying for him and hope everything goes well.
“All that maters is family and life. He’s a brother of ours and a great teammate.”