Danny Farquhar 'progressing well' after brain surgery

CHICAGO -- White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar is "progressing well" after undergoing surgery on Saturday to address a brain aneurysm.

According to a team statement, Farquhar has use of his extremities, is able to respond to questions and commands and also speak to doctors and to his family. He remains in critical but "neurologically stable" condition, according to the statement.

"We are just very happy that he's trending in the right direction," said manager Rick Renteria. "To know that he's able to move and speak, to know that his family is there, he knows everybody cares for him. We are going in the right direction and very guardedly optimistic about the outcome."

All of this was welcome news after an anxious weekend of uncertainty for the White Sox. Farquhar collapsed in the dugout after coming off the mound during the sixth inning of Friday's home game against the Houston Astros. After receiving treatment from White Sox medical personnel and on-site emergency medical technicians, Farquhar was transported to nearby Rush University Medical Center, where he remains.

On Saturday, the team announced that Farquhar had suffered a brain hemorrhage stemming from a ruptured aneurysm. There were few updates on the pitcher's condition Sunday, as the team passed along a request from the family for privacy. Team president Kenny Williams told USA Today that Farquhar had in fact undergone surgery the previous evening.

Farquhar's wife, Lexie, and other family members are with him at the medical center, where he is expected to remain for the next few weeks.

Farquhar was transferred to the 60-day disabled list before Monday night's game against Seattle, one of the teams Farquhar used to play for. The Mariners honored their former teammate by hanging his former team jersey in Seattle's dugout at Guaranteed Rate Field.

One of the teams that ailing White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar used to play for — the Seattle Mariners — begin a series tonight in Chicago against Farquhar's White Sox. This Farquhar/Mariners Jersey is hanging in Seattle's dugout at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Farquhar was selected by Toronto in the 10th round of the 2008 draft and made his major league debut with the Blue Jays in 2011. He is 10-15 with a 3.93 ERA in 253 career relief appearances with Toronto, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Chicago.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.