Blue Jays former pitcher suffers brain hemorrhage during game

DUNEDIN, FL - MARCH 02: Danny Farquhar
DUNEDIN, FL - MARCH 02: Danny Farquhar /

Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during the 6th inning of last night’s White Sox/Astros contest.

According to a media release from the Chicago White Sox hurler Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage when a ruptured aneurysm caused a brain bleed during their game yesterday. Farquhar remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition as the team requested respect and privacy for the Farquhar family during this tough time.

The native of Pembroke Pines, Florida was selected by the Blue Jays in the 10th round, 309th overall in the 2008 amateur draft from the University of Louisiana. The Jays would deal Farquhar along with Trystan Magnuson to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Rajai Davis at the conclusion of the 2010 campaign.

Less than six months later Farquhar would be re-acquired by the Jays from the Athletics this time in exchange for pitcher David Purcey. He made his MLB debut in 2011 with the Jays making three relief appearances as a September call-up before being claimed off waivers by you guessed it the Athletics in the summer of 2012.

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In 2012, Farquhar made 20 appearances for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats playing alongside current Blue Jays pitchers Aaron Loup, Marcus Stroman, Ryan Tepera, Danny Barnes and Deck McGuire. So this scary incident will undoubtedly strike a chord within the Jays clubhouse.

The pale hose reliever is now a 7-year MLB veteran has pitched for the Jays, A’s, Mariners, Rays and the White Sox. He sports a respectable 3.93 earned run average with 18 saves and a 1.0 WAR in 253 career games on the bump as a reliever.

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Farquhar’s baseball career has obviously taken a backseat as the 31-year old battles for his life in hospital. Thoughts and prayers go out to Danny and the entire White Sox family as he attempts to overcome this latest hurdle.