Sohail Shahpar the longtime agent of Farquhar told the media that the pitcher's family was at his side on Sunday at the cardiac ICU unit of the hospital. Farquhar's medical team reported that he "is progressing well", saying that he has use of his extremities, is responding to questions and is speaking to doctors and his family.
But how could a 31-year old professional athlete go from peak performer to hospital patient in the time it takes his 93 mile an hour fastball to reach home plate? He's in critical, but stable condition.
Farquhar was rushed to the hospital after collapsing in the middle of a game, where it was discovered he had had a ruptured aneurysm that caused a hemorrhage. "To know that he is able to move and able to speak and know his family is there, he knows everybody cares for him. Right now he's being treated, and hopefully it's all going to be good". In his 253 relief appearances at the major league level, Farquhar is 10-15 with an ERA of 3.93.More news: MotoGP, BREAKING - Marquez penalised: will start 4th
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A's catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who played college ball with Farquhar at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, felt emotionally conflicted Saturday night as he celebrated pitcher Sean Manaea's no-hitter against the Red Sox and wondered about Farquhar's health.
Shields said he has heard from several players concerned about Farquhar's well-being. "He's a brother, he's one of our teammates and we're all here for him and his family". The White Sox also placed right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on the 10-day DL with rotator cuff inflammation, and promoted right-hander Chris Beck from Triple-A Charlotte.