Farquhar rejoins White Sox as pitching instructor in minors
CHICAGO (AP) — Danny Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage in the Chicago White Sox dugout last season, has rejoined the team as its new minor league pitching instructor.
The 32-year-old former reliever will start on Aug. 7 at the club’s Double-A affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama.
Farquhar had the hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm in the dugout on April 20, 2018, after facing four batters during a home game against Houston. He attempted a comeback this season when the New York Yankees signed him to a minor league contract, but was released on June 19 after allowing seven runs over three innings in two games at Triple-A.
“I’m completely at peace,” Farquhar said Wednesday on a conference call. “The injury affected me more than I was willing to accept.”
“It really got to me in Triple-A. The pitchers were really throwing good and throwing really hard. That’s when I realized how far behind I was,” he said.
After returning to California, Farquhar said he contacted White Sox general manager Rick Hahn about coaching in the organization. The team came through with a job.
“It’s a very special opportunity that I’ve been given to continue my coaching career,” Farquhar said. “I just want to get my foot in the door and see that I can do,” he said.
“I have nothing but good things to say about them. I love them for it and I’m happy to be back,” he said.