Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage on Friday but he is said to be ‘progressing well’ after surgery
Danny Farquhar, the Chicago White Sox relief pitcher who collapsed in the dugout Friday in Chicago, is making progress in his recovery from multiple brain surgeries.
The White Sox issued a statement Monday confirming Farquhar is communicating with family and doctors and has use of all of his extremities.
‘Danny remains in critical but neurologically stable condition in the ICU unit at Rush,’ the statement said. ‘Farquhar’s wife, Lexie, and family members are present at the hospital as he continues to receive treatment and close monitoring by the neurosurgical team. He is expected to remain in the neurosurgical ICU at Rush for the next few weeks.’
Farquhar was transferred to the 60-day disabled list by the White Sox on Monday.
‘He’s a fighter, and he’s in the fight of his life right now,’ White Sox vice president Kenny Williams told USA Today earlier Monday.
The uniform of critically-injured Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar hangs in the bullpen during the third inning against the Houston Astros on Sunday
Teammates including designated hitter Matt Davidson (above) inscribed Farquhar’s initials and number above the bill of their caps for Saturday’s home game against the Astros
Williams said Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage Friday, required a second surgery ‘cracking his skull open and putting a clamp on it’ to reduce brain swelling.
Farquhar, 31, passed out in the dugout during the sixth inning of Friday night’s game against the Houston Astros. Overnight testing revealed that a ruptured aneurysm caused the brain bleed.
Farquhar, 1-1 in eight appearances this season, faced four batters and threw 15 pitches to get the final two outs in the top of the sixth before he passed out after the inning. He was attended to by White Sox personnel and emergency medical technicians.
The team said Farquhar was conscious when he was taken from Guaranteed Rate Field to the Rush University Medical Center.
Farquhar signed with the White Sox on July 24, 2017. He has played for three other teams over seven big league seasons. He has a 10-15 record and 3.93 ERA in 253 regular-season games.
Farquhar is seen pitching against the Kansas City Royals on March 31. He collapsed in the Chicago dugout on Friday shortly after throwing 15 pitches in the sixth inning
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.
On Friday, Farquhar, 1-1 in eight appearances this season, faced four batters and threw 15 pitches to get the final two outs in the top of the sixth before he passed out.
Farquhar 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 was caused by a ruptured aneurysm.
The team has fared poorly in its homestand against the Astros since Faquhar’s collapse. The World Series champions completed a three-game sweep in which they outscored Chicago 27-2.