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.

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