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Expected to pitch again, Farquhar resting at home

White Sox right-hander won't be cleared to pitch competitively this season
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CHICAGO -- White Sox right-hander Danny Farquhar, who sustained a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm during a home game on April 20, was discharged from RUSH University Medical Center on Monday afternoon and is resting at home with his family, according to a statement released by the White Sox.

Dr. Demetrius Lopes, Farquhar's neurosurgeon, expects the righty to be able to pitch again in the future, but Dr. Lopes will not medically release Farquhar to pitch in a competitive game during the 2018 season in order to allow him to fully recover from the hemorrhage. Fellow White Sox reliever Nate Jones, who visited Farquhar on Saturday at RUSH, mentioned that Farquhar talked during that visit about a desire to come back and pitch soon.

CHICAGO -- White Sox right-hander Danny Farquhar, who sustained a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm during a home game on April 20, was discharged from RUSH University Medical Center on Monday afternoon and is resting at home with his family, according to a statement released by the White Sox.

Dr. Demetrius Lopes, Farquhar's neurosurgeon, expects the righty to be able to pitch again in the future, but Dr. Lopes will not medically release Farquhar to pitch in a competitive game during the 2018 season in order to allow him to fully recover from the hemorrhage. Fellow White Sox reliever Nate Jones, who visited Farquhar on Saturday at RUSH, mentioned that Farquhar talked during that visit about a desire to come back and pitch soon.

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Jones added with a smile that Farquhar's wife, Lexie, encouraged him to focus on his recovery.

"Lexie was like, 'Let's make sure you are a functioning human being, and then we will worry about baseball,'" Jones said. "They were kind of poking at each other back and forth. It was pretty awesome."

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According to Monday's release, Farquhar and his family have appreciated the many cards, tweets, texts and well wishes they have received from friends and fans over the past weeks. The White Sox will provide additional updates on Farquhar's health as appropriate, and the team asks that those interested continue to respect the privacy of the Farquhar family as they focus on the pitcher's recovery.

"None of us in here knew what to expect, and to be where he's at today, it's a miracle," Jones said. "It's pretty awesome to see. He's a moving, functional human being. He's Danny."

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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