Former Rays pitcher Danny Farquhar “progressing well’ after surgery

Farquhar is talking with family,
Danny Farquhar pitched for the Rays in 2016-17. [Times files]
Danny Farquhar pitched for the Rays in 2016-17. [Times files]
Published April 24, 2018|Updated April 24, 2018

As former teammates with the Rays and throughout baseball share thoughts and prayers, RHP Danny Farquhar is "progressing well" in a Chicago hospital after suffering a hemorrhage caused by a brain aneurysm on Friday.

The White Sox on Monday released this update:

"Danny Farquhar's medical team reported today that Danny is progressing well following a successful surgery Saturday to address the aneurysm. Farquhar has use of his extremities, and is responding appropriately to questions and commands and is speaking to doctors and his family.

Danny remains in critical, but neurologically stable condition in the ICU unit at Rush. Farquhar's wife, Lexie, and family members are present at the hospital as he continues to receive treatment and close monitoring by the neurosurgical team. He is expected to remain in the neurosurgical ICU at RUSH for the next few weeks."

Later Monday, White Sox manager Rick Renteria said, "We are just very happy that he's trending in the right direction. To know that he's able to move and speak, to know that his family is there, he knows everybody cares for him. We are going in the right direction and very guardedly optimistic about the outcome."

Farquhar pitched for the Rays in 2016 and the first part of 2017 before being released and joining the White Sox.

Several Rays players have been tweeting messages of encouragement  and concern.

As have some former Rays:

Pitcher Jake Odorizzi, now with Minnesota, had FARQ written on his cap for his nationally televised Monday night start at Yankee Stadium.

The White Sox also said fans looking to send get well cards and letters can do so to Farquhar at Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616.