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Farquhar 'upbeat' in 2nd post-surgery club visit

Right-hander suffered brain hemorrhage less than a month ago
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CHICAGO -- Danny Farquhar made his second visit to the White Sox clubhouse at Guaranteed Rate Field Friday, less than one month after suffering a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm after he pitched on April 20 and then undergoing the ensuing surgery.

The 31-year-old relief pitcher was joined by his wife, Lexie, his three children and his sister-in-law, according to manager Rick Renteria.

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CHICAGO -- Danny Farquhar made his second visit to the White Sox clubhouse at Guaranteed Rate Field Friday, less than one month after suffering a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm after he pitched on April 20 and then undergoing the ensuing surgery.

The 31-year-old relief pitcher was joined by his wife, Lexie, his three children and his sister-in-law, according to manager Rick Renteria.

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"Very, very encouraging," Renteria said. "It was nice to see him. He looks very upbeat. He looks very, very good, I must say, and we're very happy to see that. I'm sure he'll be continuing to make his visits, just to check in on the guys. I know the guys will check in on him."

"We're doing everything that we can to help them get through this situation," said White Sox reliever Nate Jones, who visited Farquhar while he was hospitalized. "We just want to be there for them in support, especially through the rehab process, making sure that everything is going good and making sure the family is strong because they're going through this, too. They're just showing their appreciation for our support. That's awesome."

That appreciation came, in part, from a big plate of tasty-looking cookies left in the clubhouse for the players and staff to partake, along with a note of thanks. Renteria joked about taking a cookie or three on the way back to his office.

"Brought some well wishes to us and some thank yous just for everybody reaching out to the family," Renteria said.

"I can relate because I have three kids. I know just taking care of them and making sure that they're all right is a job in itself," Jones said. "His family came through, and her family came through. We tried to make it as smooth as possible for them to get what they needed to get done, whether it was with his kids or food, so that he could just focus on healing and the rehab. That's a very nice gesture that they did that for us."

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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