Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage on Friday
A White Sox reliever has suffered a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game, and is in stable but critical condition.
Danny Farquhar, 31, got two outs in the top of the sixth on Friday night against Houston, and fainted moments later after returning to the dugout at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago.
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.
Farquhar is seen pitching on April 16 in Oakland, California. He threw 15 pitches on Friday night before collapsing in the dugout moments later
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.
‘It takes your breath away a little bit,’ manager Rick Renteria said after Chicago’s 10-0 loss to the Astros.
‘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,’ Renteria said.
Farquhar (43) is seen during a mound visit on April 4. He is was rushed to the hospital on Friday night after collapsing in the dugout due to a ruptured brain aneurysm
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.