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50 John Danks SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/210 | Birthdate: 4/15/1985 | Birthplace: Austin, TX | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $15,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 23/8 | Average Draft Position: 280.33
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John Danks picks up no decision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks lasted just five innings Friday against the Yankees.

Danks allowed three runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked three during the game. Danks got through the first two innings without any issues, but ran into trouble in the third. With a man on, Martin Prado took Danks deep for a two-run shot during the frame. The Yankees struck again in the fifth inning, when Jacoby Ellsbury managed to double in a run. 

Danks left with the game tied, picking up a no-decision. He’ll take on the Indians in his next start.


John Danks can't win Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks turned in a quality start against the Blue Jays Saturday.

Danks allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings of work. He did not record any strikeouts, and issued one walk during the outing. Danks fell into trouble in the second inning. After giving up two straight hits to open the frame, Danks allowed both runs to cross the plate. The Blue Jays struck again in the fifth, scoring one two hits. Danks picked up a no-decision with the performance. He’ll take on the Yankees in his next start.


John Danks struggles in loss to Seattle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks pitched six-plus innings and dropped to one game under .500 Sunday afternoon against the Mariners in Seattle. The southpaw permitted four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out one over 6 1/3 innings of a 4-2 defeat.

Danks dropped to 9-8 on the year, with a 4.96 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. He will look to make his next start Saturday at home against Toronto.

White Sox make slight changes to starting rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) The White Sox made some tweaks to the starting rotation following Sunday's game against the Mariners, MLB.com reports.

The team scratched Scott Carroll for Wednesday at San Francisco due to a blister in his hand. As a result, the rest of the rotation was pushed up a day. Jose Quintana will start in his place on Wednesday, followed by Hector Noesi Friday against Toronto, John Danks Saturday and Chris Sale on Sunday.


John Danks rocked for nine runs in loss vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks was hammered in Tuesday's loss, giving up a season-high nine earned runs on eight hits and a season-high five walks in 4 2/3 innings and striking out five in his team's 16-0 defeat against the Rangers.

Danks (9-7) was slammed for four home runs in the outing, giving offenses nine home runs against the starter in his last four starts. It was his first loss since June 22. Danks owns a 4.93 ERA and 99:55 K:BB ratio in 140 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to take the mound Sunday against the Mariners.


John Danks shaky Thursday against Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) White Sox left-hander John Danks continued to move in reverse Thursday in Detroit, though fine hitting support prevented him and his team from losing.

Danks yielded four earned runs on seven hits in five innings in taking a no-decision. He walked four, fanned two and allowed successive home runs to Torii Hunter and JD Martinez in the third inning. Danks has surrendered 15 runs in his last 16 1/3 innings as his ERA has risen to 4.50.

His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against Texas.


Report: Marlins, White Sox discuss John Danks trade


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) The Marlins and White Sox have discussed a potential trade involving pitcher John Danks, FOX Sports 1 reports.

Danks would be a nice lower-cost addition for a playoff hopeful that doesn't want to break the bank for an ace. He owns a 4.40 ERA and 92:46 K:BB ratio in 131 innings.


Yankees continue to monitor John Danks


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) The Yankees are still keeping an eye on White Sox pitcher John Danks, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The team has considered other options, but Danks could available for the right price. Over 131 innings, Danks has a 4.40 ERA. Danks is owed over $30 million over the next two seasons. It's unclear if the Yankees would be fine taking on that deal, or if they would want the White Sox to cover some of Danks' contract. 


John Danks runs out of gas, but picks up a win Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks ran out of gas late against the Twins.

Danks allowed four runs on six hits over seven innings of work. He struck out five and did not issue any walks. Danks was fairly solid early on, but ran out of gas late. He gave up a sacrifice fly in the second inning, but tossed three straight scoreless innings after giving up his first run. In the sixth, Chris Colabello was able to drive in two runs on a single. The following inning, Oswaldo Arcia added a solo home run. Danks threw 100 pitches during the outing.

The White Sox offense exploded early, giving Danks the win. He improved to 9-6 on the year. Danks will take on the Tigers in his next start.


John Danks can refuse trade to A's, Orioles, Nationals, Blue Jays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks has six teams on his no-trade list, and four of those teams were revealed by MLB.com Tuesday: the Athletics, Orioles, Nationals and Blue Jays.

The A's and Nationals appear set in the rotation. The most likely of the four to be shopping for starting pitching depth is the Orioles. Danks is 8-6 with a 4.35 ERA and 87:46 K:BB ratio in 124 innings.


Report: Yankees looking in on John Danks


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks is drawing interest on the trading block, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, but that doesn't mean a deal is imminent.

According to Heyman's report, the Yankees are among the teams who have checked in on Danks. Talks are reportedly in the early stages, but the Yankees are interest in adding the left-hander, after having lost four starters due to injury.

Danks has a no-trade clause in his contract, though it is not clear if the Yankees are on that list. Danks has two years and $28.5 million remaining on his contract after this season, and has a 4.35 ERA In 124 innings.


John Danks gets hammered in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks served up two homers and was obliterated by the Astros at home, settling for a no-decision in an 11-7 defeat Sunday. The right-hander permitted homers to Jose Altuve and Matt Dominguez. He was charged with seven runs on 12 hits and no walks while striking out four over 4 1/3 innings of work.

Danks has allowed 10-plus hits in two of his last six starts. His ERA ballooned from 3.99 to 4.35 after Sunday's abysmal outing. He will look to pick up the pieces and get back on track Friday against the Twins in Minnesota.

White Sox announce post-break rotation


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) The White Sox have announced their post-break rotation for the series against the Astros, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The club will open with Jose Quintana on Friday. That move had already been announced, and shouldn't come as a surprise. Hector Noesi will pick up Saturday's start, while John Danks is slotted for Sunday.

The team waited to plan out the rotation behind Quintana in order to see whether Chris Sale pitched in the All-Star Game. In order to give him some extra rest, the club will push his first start to next week. 


Jose Quintana to start second half for White Sox


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Jose Quintana will get the start Friday as the White Sox open the second half against the Astros, reports CSNChicago.com. After that, it's unclear what the rotation will be.

Manager Robin Ventura said he'll wait to see what Chris Sale does in the All-Star Game before lining up the rest of the rotation, which includes John Danks, Hector Noesi and Scott Carroll. Ventura said he might break up Noesi and Carroll because they have pitched in consecutive starts three straight times.


John Danks throws seven strong innings


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks allowed one run over seven innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Indians. Danks struck out four, walked two and gave up seven hits while lowering his ERA to 3.99.

Danks has allowed three or fewer runs in four straight starts. It's unclear when he'll make his first start after the All-Star break.


John Danks pick up win Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks just missed out on a quality start Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Danks battled against Boston, giving up eight hits and allowing four walks in 5 2/3 innings of work. He allowed three earned runs, and struck out four hitters. Danks was actually cruising until the fifth inning. He allowed two extra base hits to open the frame, allowing one run. Following a flyout, Danks then allowed three consecutive hits, tying the game at three. He struck out the last two hitters to end the inning. In the top of the sixth, Conor Gillaspie hit a two-run shot, putting Danks in line for the win.

The win brings Danks to 8-6 on the year. His next start is slated to come against the Indians. 


John Danks matches career-high in strikeouts in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks put together one of his best starts of the season Wednesday, in a 3-2 win over the Angels.

Danks pitched into the eighth inning for the first time in five starts, but some late trouble with the longball forced him to settle for a no-decision. He ended up allowing two runs in 7 2/3 innings, with one solo home run allowed in each of the seventh and eighth innings. He scattered seven hits and a walk, while matching a career-high with 10 strikeouts on 120 pitches.

Danks' 10 strikeouts represent his best total since August, 2011, when he fanned 10 in a complete game shutout. He was forced to settle for a no-decision this time around, leaving him with a 7-6 record and 4.12 ERA in 17 starts. His next start is set for Tuesday in Boston. 


Bullpen holds on to preserve John Danks' win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks got back over .500 Friday, in a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays.

Danks bounced back from one of his worst outings of the season with a quality start Friday, as he limited the Blue Jays to just two runs over six innings of work. He needed 110 pitches to finish those six innings of, while allowing five hits an no walks, with two strikeouts.

Danks has won four of his last five starts to improve his record to 7-6. He carries a 4.26 ERA into his next start, set for Wednesday against the Angels. 


John Danks gets over .500 with easy win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks fell behind early, but the settled down enough for the offense to pick him up in an 8-2 win over the Giants Tuesday.

Danks pitched into the seventh inning for the fifth start in a row, allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Only one of those runs allowed was earned, as he scattered five hits and three walks while striking out four batters in the win.

With the win, Danks improved his record to 6-5, the first time he has been over .500 since early May. He has a 3.97 ERA heading into his next outing, set for Sunday in Minnesota.  


John Danks limited home runs lately


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) White Sox starter John Danks has limited the long ball lately, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

After a disastrous outing against the Astros in May, Danks has pitched well over his last four starts. In 29 1/3 innings, he's given up four earned runs. A big reason for that has been his ability to limit home runs. Last season, Danks returned from shoulder issues and struggled with diminished stuff. He allowed 28 home runs in just 138 1/3 innings. This season, Danks has allowed nine home runs over 82 innings. His home run per fly ball rate is actually the lowest it has been since 2010.

In 82 innings, Danks has a 4.17 ERA. 


John Danks remains on roll by taming Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) White Sox right-hander John Danks stayed hot Wednesday night in a solid performance against Detroit.

Danks leveled his record to 5-5 by surrendering just two runs on six hits in seven innings. He walked two and fanned four. He has yielded just five earned runs in his last 29 1/3 innings covering four starts. He has lowered his ERA from 5.64 to 4.17 in the process.

His next start will likely be Tuesday against San Francisco.


White Sox alter rotation after rainout Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) After the team's game against the Tigers was rained out Tuesday, the White Sox have altered their rotation for the remainder of the week, with Tuesday's scheduled starter John Danks pitching Wednesday.

Andre Rienzo will have his scheduled start against the Tigers skipped, and Chris Sale will be on the mound for Thursday's series finale. Jose Quintana, Hector Noesi and Rienzo will face the Royals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.


Tigers-White Sox game called due to rain Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Tuesday's game between the White Sox and Tigers has been postponed due to rain.

No makeup date has been set for the postponed game, but it won't come during the current series. The White Sox and Tigers were due to send John Danks and Justin Verlander to the hill, respectively. It's possible both of Tuesday's scheduled starters will be pushed back one day to Wednesday.


John Danks gets back on winning side with seven-plus strong


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) White Sox starter John Danks didn't get much support, but put together one of his finest starts of the season to end a four-start losing streak Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Danks pitched into the eighth inning for the second time in three starts, as he limited the Dodgers to just one earned run. He allowed only two hits in 7 1/3 innings of work, while walking three and striking out five batters on 107 pitches in the 2-1 win.

Danks is now 4-5 on the season with a 4.32 ERA, but has lowered that mark nearly one and a half runs over his last three outings. He has allowed just three runs in his last 22 1/3 innings heading into his next start, set for Tuesday against the Tigers. 


John Danks stays sharp in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) White Sox starter John Danks put together a dominant outing on Friday, but was outdueled by Ian Kennedy and the Padres in a 4-1 defeat, dropping to 3-6 on the year. He surrendered two runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out four over seven innings.

Over his last two starts covering 15 innings, Danks has allowed only two earned runs. He owns a 4.66 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. He will look to get back in the win column Wednesday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.