CHICAGO – White Sox helper Danny Farquhar was in the stable but in critical condition Saturday, one day after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, while in the shelter during a match.
Farquhar faints in the sixth inning Friday night after two outs against Houston. He was assisted by the team's medical team and local paramedics and regained consciousness before being hospitalized in an ambulance.
The White Sox indicated that additional tests showed cerebral hemorrhage due to a ruptured aneurysm. Farquhar was treated and closely watched in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit of the Rush University Medical Center
Manager Rick Renteria met with players before the game on Saturday against Houston and updated them on Farquhar's condition. When asked whether the right-hander needed surgery, Renteria said, "We'll see how they work, and hopefully the result will be positive."
The team said it will provide information on Farquhar's health but called for privacy
The 31-year-old fainted after leaving the hill.
Renteria said Saturday that Farquhar "had a strong heartbeat, had a good heart rate and was breathing well" when he left the Guaranteed Rate Field after handing over. Renteria said no one on the team saw signs that Farquhar was suffering from the disease.
Farquhar's diagnosis stunned his teammates.
"Yeah, I mean, it makes us angry in this clubhouse," said James Shields, who started the game on Friday. "And if that happens, nothing really matters, you know."
"He is definitely stable from what we hear, but he has a long way to go and struggles," he said.
Houston manager AJ Hinch said that some of his players had seen Farquhar collapse.
"We could see along the way that something was going on," he said. "When the group went around, it just became a scary scene."
"Then this morning to get this update, it's very scary," he said.
Farquhar was selected by Toronto in the 10th round of 2008 draft and made his Major League debut with the Blue Jays in 2011. The right-handed is 10-15 with a 3.93 ERA in 253 career relief appearances with Toronto, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Chicago.
The White Sox put Farquhar on the 10-day disabled list. Right-handed Gregory Infante was recalled by Triple-A Charlotte.
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