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Ryon Healy smashed a fan’s phone with home run at Safeco Field

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Ryon Healy hit a monster home run in the second inning of Tuesday’s 9-6 win against the Mariners at Safeco Field. The two-run shot, according to Statcast, went a projected 446 feet.

More interestingly, the home run shattered a fan’s phone. The fan, Peter Johnson, tweeted to the Athletics:

The A’s responded:

The A’s also got Peter to talk about what happened in a short video posted on the team’s Twitter:

The A’s didn’t have to replace Peter’s phone, so good on them for doing the right thing anyway.

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.”