Chicago White Sox: So good to have Danny Farquhar back
The Chicago White Sox are bringing in a guy who went through a very scary situation with his health in a coaching role for the minor leagues.
On April 20th, 2018, Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar collapsed in the dugout after pitching in a game against the Houston Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. He suffered a ruptured aneurysm that caused a brain hemorrhage. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he would have emergency surgery and be hospitalized for a few weeks.
The incident almost cost him his life, but he is alive today and although it is the main reason his career was cut short, he is getting back into the game with the White Sox organization. On Wednesday, general manager Rick Hahn announced that Farquhar would be joining the White Sox as a minor-league pitching coach. This is a great opportunity for him to stay involved with baseball and help the White Sox get the most out of their young pitching that is looking to develop.
It was a scary moment when Farquar went down and many were left wondering if he was going to make it. He did, and now he is back with the White Sox organization. He is going to use his leadership and pitching knowledge to help out those who are younger than him and are looking to reach their dreams themselves. It is an admirable endeavor for someone who has been through what Farquhar has been through. He could easily choose to just spend the rest of his life relaxing but instead, he is coming back to baseball.
Farquhar spent his seven-year MLB career with four organizations including the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and Chicago White Sox. He was a pretty good relief pitcher so he might be able to use his tools to help out some of the guys in the minor leagues. Good on him for wanting to do it, and good on Rick Hahn and company for giving him the opportunity.