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Former Rays pitcher Danny Farquhar in critical condition

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The pitcher suffered a brain hemorrhage in the White Sox dugout

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Former Rays reliever Danny Farquhar, who spent the start of the 2017 campaign in Tampa Bay, is currently in critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage in the White Sox dugout on Friday evening.

At the time it was unclear what had happened to Farquhar, who passed out during the sixth inning of a game against the Houston Astros, but the White Sox released an official statement about his condition and the cause of it today.

James Shields, a former Ray himself and current White Sox battery-mate with Farquhar, summed up the team’s feelings with a somber statement on Saturday, “It crushes us in this clubhouse...nothing really matters baseball-wise.”

Update: The Rays have hung a Farquhar jersey in their dugout to keep him present in their thoughts.

Our thoughts go out to Farquhar and his family during this very scary and difficult time, and we hope he will recover quickly and completely.