UPDATE: The White Sox announced Saturday that Farquar is “stable but in critical condition,” having suffered a brain hemorrhage.
White Sox statement on Danny Farquhar. He’s stable but in critical condition pic.twitter.com/f26HPEMIZu
— James Fegan (@JRFegan) April 21, 2018
A scary moment occurred on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field after Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar completed the top of the sixth inning against the Houston Astros.
Danny Farquhar faints in the dugout and is taken away by the medics, before going to the hospital as a precaution (00:25)
— Ballpark Videos (@BallparkVids) April 21, 2018
The White Sox released a statement that Farquhar passed out in the dugout, and was attended to by the team’s medical personnel and on-site EMTs. He regained consciousness and was taken to the hospital for further tests.
Update on Danny Farquhar: pic.twitter.com/DvRSHz9AxZ
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 21, 2018
Danny Farquhar fainted in the dugout and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Herm Schneider is currently assuring his mother that he is going to be ok. #WhiteSox
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) April 21, 2018
The good news is that — as Adam Hoge’s tweet says — the decision to take Farquhar to the hospital seems to just be a precautionary move.
Farquhar, 31, has a solid 3.88 ERA in 271 2/3 innings pitched. He allowed two earned runs in 2/3 of an inning on Friday.