The Chicago White Sox made some offseason roster adjustments today, as three of their players became free agents after being outrighted by the team.
Danny Farquhar is the most notable move, as the pitcher suffered from a brain aneurysm in the dugout during a game early this season.
Farquhar has yet to return to the field as he recovers from the surgery. With his future up in the air, Farquhar is no longer a known commodity, making him expendable for the White Sox. While the team surely wishes him the best, this is just another example of the business side of the game triumphing over an emotional connection.
Farquhar even returned to Chicago to throw out a ceremonial first pitch in the wake of his severe medical issues.
Danny Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage during a game earlier this year, to be released by White Sox https://t.co/0cvJWA6pF7— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) October 26, 2018
Rob Scahill is a 32-year-old relief pitcher that only threw five innings with the White Sox this year and Ryan LaMarre is a 30-year-old outfielder that hit .303 in 33 games this year.
By moving away from trusted veterans, Chicago's youth movement continues.