ChiSox tab Farquhar to instruct pitchers in minors

Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar, who suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm during a game while pitching for Chicago last season, is rejoining the club as a minor league pitching instructor.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn made the announcement Wednesday.

"It's something we have discussed with Danny going back well prior to the aneurysm," Hahn said, according to MLB.com. "We think he has a great deal of upside and a great future in coaching and player development. We're excited he decided to join us here in the coming weeks."

Farquhar, 32, was released by the New York Yankees in June after trying to work his way back onto a major league roster.

He collapsed in the White Sox dugout on April 20, 2018, with a brain hemorrhage. He spent more than two weeks in the hospital, then returned to the ballpark June 1, 2018, to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at U.S. Cellular Field.

Farquhar was cleared to resume baseball activities last June and signed a minor league contract with the Yankees in the offseason.