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Danny Farquhar to remain in hospital for three weeks

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As you no doubt heard, White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar was rushed to the hospital with a brain hemorrhage on Friday. He underwent brain surgery Saturday night to relieve swelling and remained in the ICU unit at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago as of yesterday. He’s in critical, but stable condition.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Farquhar is expected to remain in the hospital for at least the next three weeks. His family is by his side and Nightengale describes them as “shaken, but cautiously optimistic.”

Nightengale notes that former big leaguers John Olerud and Kent Mercker suffered hemorrhages, Olerud as a college player, Mercker while a big leaguer, and each continued to play. It’s obviously far too early to know whether Farquhar will ever play again and that’s not the most important thing to him right now, of course.

On Saturday and Sunday  the White Sox hung his jersey up in the bullpen and many wrote his number and initials on their caps.

Best wishes for a speedy and successful recovery.

Khris Davis diagnosed with Grade 1 right groin strain

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Athletics slugger Khris Davis injured his right groin in Sunday’s series finale against the Blue Jays and an MRI taken Tuesday revealed a Grade 1 strain, per Steve Kroner of the San Francisco Chronicle. He is expected to be placed on the disabled list ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Mariners and figures to miss around 2-3 weeks.

Davis has put up an .805 OPS (119 OPS+) with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 47 games this season for the A’s, who are two games above .500 (25-23) largely because of their surprisingly consistent offensive production. Oakland is ninth among all MLB teams in runs scored and the club ranks seventh in combined team OPS (.748), behind only the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Braves, Pirates, and Indians.

It sounds like Franklin Barreto is on his way up from Triple-A Nashville to take Davis’ spot.