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.
Statement on Danny Farquhar.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 21, 2018
White Sox fans, please keep Danny and his family in your positive thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/4DdwnXbVXd
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.
You're in our thoughts, Danny. pic.twitter.com/IjkyVkrlid— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 22, 2018
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.