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23 Total Updates since April 25, 2013
about 23 hours ago Article 43 comments
All stints with the Charlotte Knights are not equal, as a weekend in Buffalo shows
2 days ago Article 5 comments
Outing against Buffalo begins with pair of plunkings, ends with cluster of walks
9 days ago Article 17 comments
Lefty settles down after rough first, throws six quality innings with improved command; velocity yet to be determined
18 days ago Article 29 comments
Lots of easy outs, but only one strikeout, in lefty's first shot at real competition in 2013
23 days ago Update 0 comments
John Danks was back in Chicago after his last start in extended spring training, which Dan Hayes took as a sign that he might begin his rehab stint.
Sure enough, Danks will make his first rehab start of the season on Thursday at Double-A Birmingham. Via Hayes, Danks said he'll likely need several minor-league appearances before getting up to speed, even if he is effective.
26 days ago Update 3 comments
"John is going to have to pitch a little more like a Buehrle," Cooper said. "That would be the best example here because they all know Buehrle. You know Buehrle at one time was throwing at 88-89 (mph). The last three or four years with us he was at 82-83 but still but still found the way to do it. That is what I think (Danks) needs to do."
I don't think direct comparisons to one of the great command artists of our time is going to make John Danks' rehab process any easier.
28 days ago Article 90 comments
Crafty righty picks up where Jose Quintana left off last year by effectively picking up Danks' starts
about 1 month ago Update 0 comments
John Danks still doesn't have a timetable on a return, and there still aren't any firm velocity readings. Still, after his rehab start on Monday, Robin Ventura sounded more optimistic about his 2012 Opening Day starter than he has since mid-March:
The 28-year-old tossed six innings in an extended spring training game on Monday in Arizona and manager Robin Ventura was encouraged by the results.
Ventura said his velocity is getting better -- it was clocked as high as 89 mph his previous outing -- and that Danks is scheduled for another start on Saturday.
"He threw fine, it's a positive report," Ventura said. "People that have seen him are having positive reports. He's just feeling stronger and it's probably coming out of his hand a little better."
about 1 month ago Update 0 comments
John Danks spent the first day of the season in the dugout with his teammates, but he and Rick Hahn detailed what's in the immediate future for the 2012 Opening Day starter as he tries to come back from shoulder surgery. It starts with a minor-league game in Arizona on Thursday. Beyond that...
Danks is struggling to regain his low 90 mph velocity that he possessed prior to surgery Aug. 6. But Hahn and Danks said there is no time table for his recovery and that he'll continue to stay in Arizona to pitch in extended spring games until he's gained enough strength and velocity to start a minor league rehab assignment.
"I’ve done all the MRIs and checkups I’m supposed to do, and nobody has said anything to me about an injury," Danks said. "It’s still working up from surgery. I’m not even seven months. I’ll be seven months (post-surgery) at the end of this week. We put a pretty generous or quick time table on it. I was disappointed I didn’t meet it. I truly thought I was going to be ready. We just ran out of time. We’ll be able to take our time the best we can, or they’ll try to make me take our time. I don’t anticipate it taking that much longer."
about 1 month ago Article 17 comments
Alex Rios and Jesse Crain are still question marks, but Robin Ventura resolved some other open cases
2 months ago Article 177 comments
Robin Ventura has a couple options to replace John Danks, but it might hinge on what he wants from his bullpen.
2 months ago Article 75 comments
John Danks is struggling in his rehab so far and his efforts to break camp on the roster may be in jeopardy. But he's not the only one having issues getting back to healthy following a capsule tear diagnosis.
2 months ago Article 37 comments
Spring ERA balloons to 16.36 after allowing 10 earned runs before a fourth-inning exit
2 months ago Article 47 comments
Velocity, command (understandably) lacking as Angels knock him out in the fourth inning
2 months ago Article 9 comments
The Diamondbacks knock rust off the two lefties, among other damage
3 months ago Article 24 comments
The biggest injury-related story was good news, but two other White Sox will be forced to miss time
3 months ago Article 6 comments
He's passed the first three tests in his return from shoulder surgery, but nobody will know if he's ready for at least another month.
3 months ago Article 22 comments
Everybody's who's anybody is happy with the lefty's first official bullpen session after shoulder surgery
7 months ago Article 39 comments
The left-hander has begun a throwing program
10 months ago Article 48 commentsContinue
10 months ago Article 77 comments
John Danks will officially miss the rest of the 2012 season, and 2013 is in jeopardy depending on what the exploratory shoulder surgery discovers.
10 months ago Article 60 comments
Lefty will undergo exploratory surgery on left shoulder Aug. 6
11 months ago Article 154 comments
Misery loves company: John Danks is on the DL for the near future.