White Sox sign Daniel McCutchen to a minor league contract

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The White Sox have signed pitcher Daniel McCutchen to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

McCutchen, 31, made one appearance in the major leagues for the Rangers on April 4. He lasted 2 1/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks without striking out a batter. With Triple-A Round Rock, McCutchen posted a 7.05 ERA with a 54/13 K/BB ratio and 22 home runs allowed in 60 innings across eight starts and seven relief appearances.

Danny Farquhar in critical condition after suffering ruptured aneurysm

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Awful news for the White Sox and reliever Danny Farquhar: the right-hander remains hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage, per a team announcement on Saturday. He’s in stable but critical condition after sustaining a “ruptured aneurysm [that] caused the brain bleed” on Friday.

Farquhar, 31, passed out in the dugout during the sixth inning of Friday’s game against the Astros. He regained consciousness shortly after the incident and was taken to RUSH University Medical Center, where he’s expected to continue treatment with Dr. Demetrius Lopez in the neurological ICU unit.

“It takes your breath away a little bit,” club manager Rick Renteria said following the game. “One of your guys is down there and you have no idea what’s going on. […] When one of your teammates or anybody you know has an episode, even if it’s not a teammate, something is going on, you realize everything else you keep in perspective. Everything has its place. It’s one of our guys, so we are glad he was conscious when he left here.”