John Danks takes the mound for the first time all spring against the Seattle Mariners at 2:05 p.m.
Lineup: Milledge LF, Beckham 2B, Dunn 1B, Konerko DH, Rios CF, Teahen 3B, Viciedo RF, Castro C, Vizquel SS. Danks pitching
Pitchers: Danks (2 innings), Shane Lindsay, Will Ohman, Miguel Socolovich, Jeff Gray, Jeff Marquez
If you want to warm up along with Danks:
Stretching can be done by slowly opening your mouth as wide and you comfortably can and then slowly closing. Then slowly opening to the left side as wide as you comfortably can and then slowly closing. Then slowly opening to the right side as wide as you comfortably can and then slowly closing. Repeat these movements until your muscles feel better. You can do this stretching exercise while driving, watching TV, before bed, at work, and during a lot of other times.
The next step is to assist your jaw in doing these stretches by using your hand to gently go a bit further than just by opening your mouth yourself. Do not use a lot of force! Do each of the stretching movements as previously described above but use your hand to open a little bit more than you could only with your mouth. If this causes a lot of pain, don't do it.