White Sox pitcher Farquhar in critical condition after suffering stroke in dugout

White Sox pitcher Farquhar in critical condition after suffering stroke in dugout

Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar has been diagnosed with a brain haemorrhage after fainting in the dugout during Friday's game against the Houston Astros.

"Tests have revealed that Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar suffered a brain haemorrhage during the sixth inning of last night's game, and additional overnight testing at RUSH University Medical Center revealed that a ruptured aneurysm caused the brain bleed", a statement read.

Farquhar got two outs to finish the sixth against Houston.

Farquhar's baseball career has obviously taken a backseat as the 31-year old battles for his life in hospital.

Medical professionals rushed to help Farquhar after he passed out.

Renteria said Farquhar regained consciousness while the EMTs were attending to him.

Farquhar's diagnosis stunned his teammates. "As the group went around him, it just became a scary scene". 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.

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Farquhar was signed by the White Sox on July 24, 2017.

Farguhar played with the Rays during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

White Sox fans, please keep Danny and his family in your positive thoughts and prayers.

"Yeah, I believe it crushes us in this clubhouse", claimed James Shields, who opened Friday's match.

"He's definitely stable from what we hear, but he's got a long way to go and he's fighting", he said.

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.

Farquhar was placed on the 10-day disabled list, and Gregory Infante took his place on the active roster.

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