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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: 9 | Salary: $15,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 6/3 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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White Sox's John Danks surrenders five runs in loss vs. Indians


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) White Sox pitcher John Danks took the loss on Thursday, giving up five earned runs on six hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 5-2 defeat against the Indians.

Danks (2-4) endured his worst start of the season on Thursday, and the Indians were able to score four runs in the first inning, including two on solo home runs, to take the lead for good. The starter gave up another run in the second inning but managed to deliver a clean performance thereafter.

"I made some bad pitches that got hit," said Danks, per MLB.com. "I wasn't throwing strikes. That's tough pitching behind in the count. You got to get ahead and stay ahead."

Danks owns a 5.11 ERA and 32:16 K:BB ratio in 44 innings. He's on track to face the Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday.


White Sox pitcher John Danks notches second win of the year


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015)
White Sox starter John Danks surrendered two runs on three hits in seven innings on Saturday in Chicago's 4-3 win over the Athletics.
Both runs off Danks came via a two-run homer in the first inning by Billy Butler.
Danks returns to the mound for his next start Thursday against the Indians.

White Sox's John Danks allows one run in no-decision Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) White Sox pitcher John Danks didn't factor into the decision Sunday, giving up just one earned run on six hits and three walks in seven innings while striking out four in his team's 4-3 win over the Reds.

Danks has delivered three quality starts in his last four outings, though he still sports an ERA over 5.00. His only damage Sunday came on a fourth-inning triple by designated hitter Devin Mesoraco.

Danks owns a 5.12 ERA and 23:9 K:BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings. He's slated to face the A's in Oakland Saturday.


White Sox's John Danks blasted in loss vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) White Sox pitcher John Danks couldn't make it out of the third inning Sunday, giving up seven runs (three earned) on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 13-3 loss to the Twins.

Danks (1-3) had delivered back-to-back quality starts after taking losses in his first two outings, and after cruising through two innings Sunday, he allowed hit after hit in the third, with Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe slugging a grand slam and the Twins added three more runs after the homer.

Danks owns a 7.30 ERA and 19:6 K:BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Reds at home Saturday.


White Sox reorder pitching rotation with schedule now set


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/28/2015) With the White Sox's scheduling situation apparently settled, the team has reordered its pitching rotation and will now start Jeff Samardzija Wednesday in Baltimore and then set its rotation order for their four-game series in Minnesota as: Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, Hector Noesi and John Danks, per ESPN.com.

Monday's and Tuesday's White Sox games in Baltimore were postponed due to the civil unrest in the city.


White Sox pitcher John Danks strikes out eight in win Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) White Sox pitcher John Danks allowed three runs on five hits in six innings of work Sunday in Chicago's 5-3 win over the Royals.

Danks, who struck out eight and walked just one, only ran into two issues in his start. He allowed an RBI double to Mike Moustakas in the third to allow a run. Then in the fourth, Danks allowed a two-run home run over the right field wall to Alex Gordon to push the lead to 3-0. 

Before he was officially out of the game, Chicago scored five in the sixth to put him in line for the win. Danks, now 1-2, lowered his ERA to 5.64 in 22 1/3 innings. He will look to keep rolling Friday against the Twins.


Royals-White Sox postponed due to inclement weather Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) The Royals and White Sox game scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to inclement weather in Chicago. Scheduled starters for the game, Edinson Volquez and John Danks, will have their starts pushed back to Sunday, pushing everyone in the rotation back one day.

Volquez has a career 1-1 record against the White Sox with a 4.26 ERA and eight strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings. Danks, meanwhile, has a career 7-1 record against Kansas City with a 2.63 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 109 1/3 innings pitched.


White Sox late rally gets John Danks off the hook, takes no decision


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/20/2015) White Sox starter John Danks gave up three runs, two via solo homers, on Monday and left after six innings trailing the Indians before his team rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to win the game and turn Danks' loss in a no decision.

Indians' Ryan Raburn and Brett Hayes homered off of Danks.

Danks allowed six hits, overall, striking out four and walking two.

Danks' next start is set for Sunday against the Royals.

Indians' Ryan Raburn has success vs. John Danks in career


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Indians designated hitter Ryan Raburn is in the starting lineup Monday, batting fifth for the first time this season in his matchup against the White Sox.

Raburn has hit sixth or seventh in his five starts against left-handers this season but has been bumped up to fifth Monday against John Danks, who Raburn has faced more than any pitcher in his career. The designated hitter has an excellent .341/.412/.682 line with three home runs and 11 RBI in 44 career at-bats against Danks.


White Sox's Danks looking to avoid second straight loss to Indians


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) White Sox starting pitcher John Danks does not have a strong track record against the Indians, who he will be facing Monday. The left-hander is 5-12 with a 5.19 ERA in 23 career starts against Cleveland. The 12 losses are the second-most he has suffered against one opponent, behind 13 losses to Minnesota.

Danks lost to Cleveland in his last start Wednesday, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. He is also 1-7 with a 6.42 ERA at home in his career against the Indians, per MLB.com.

Cleveland enters play Monday having totaled 35 runs, which is the fourth-lowest total in the majors.


Indians give thanks to John Danks as lefty loses again


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) The lefty-laden Indians lineup has struggled against left-handers this season, but White Sox southpaw John Danks has always proven to be the tonic for what ails them. Danks lowered his lifetime record to 5-12 against Cleveland on Wednesday with a performance manager Robin Ventura defended.

"I think Johnny actually pitched all right," Ventura told ESPN. "We didn't do many favors behind him. A lot of miscues lead to runs and they end up biting you in the end. We had a lot of opportunities."

Danks was lifted in the fifth inning after yielding three earned runs on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts. The big blow was a two-run double by Lonnie Chisenhall in the fourth as Danks fell to 0-2 on the season.

He will, however, have a chance to turn it around against the same Indians next Tuesday in Chicago.


White Sox P John Danks gives up four runs in loss to Royals


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) White Sox pitcher John Danks struggled on the mound in the team's 4-1 loss to the Royals on Thursday.

Danks went 5 2/3 innings giving up four earned runs on seven hits -- one of which was a home run to Royals catcher Salvador Perez. The left-hander managed to strike out only one batter.

"Yeah, I felt like I had better stuff than 5 2/3 innings or whatever it was," said Danks, who exited after just 75 pitches. "Made a couple of mistakes, but was able to also make pitches when I had to. I feel good going into my next one, per MLB.com"

Danks will look to rebound in his next start in Cleveland against the Indians on Wednesday.


White Sox pitcher John Danks will be team's No. 3 starter


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) White Sox pitcher John Danks will be the team's No. 3 starter when the season begins, reports ESPN.com.

Danks posted a 11-11 record in 2014 with a 4.74 ERA and 129 strikeouts in 193 2/3 innings.

"I'm ready to go," Danks said. "I wish the season was starting tomorrow and we could play games that count. I have to finish up [spring] strong and hopefully hit the ground running in Kansas City."

The team also announced Hector Noesi will start in the team's home opener, making him the No. 4 starter. 

"For me it's a normal game," Noesi said about the home opener. "I know it's the opening game at home, with the fans waiting for us. I just have to go there and do my job and get the win for the Opening Day."

Noesi posted a 8-12 record with a 4.75 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 172 1/3 innings last season.


Danks, Sale put in work for White Sox


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/19/2015) Injured White Sox pitchers John Danks and Chris Sale both threw Thursday, per the Chicago Sun-Times, as they work to get ready for the regular season. 

Danks, who is continuing to stretch out his shoulder, threw a four-inning, 60-pitch session as part of his standard workout routine. 

Sale, who is recovering from a fracture in his right foot, played catch and stretched his arm. He is scheduled for another workout session Friday. 


White Sox pitcher John Danks throws simulated game Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) White Sox pitcher John Danks was able to throw four innings in a simulated game Tuesday. It was his second appearance on the mound this spring, throwing 55 pitches, reports MLB.com.

"At this point, I'm more concerned about just getting pitches in and building up arm strength," Danks said. "I'm not real concerned about being in a game just yet.

"There will be plenty of opportunity to get in a game atmosphere. But it wasn't like I was facing slouches out there. I had some good hitters and was able to make some good pitches and get some positive feedback from that. It was a real positive day."

He is scheduled to make his first start of the spring Sunday.

"As far as I know. I just found out this one wasn't just a couple of days ago," Danks said. "Like I said, I'm not real concerned about it just yet. As long as I'm getting out and throwing every fifth day and building up arm strength, that's the name of the game right now."


White Sox's John Danks to start Thursday vs Dodgers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) White Sox pitcher John Danks will start Thursday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers, according to the Chicago Sun Times

Last Friday, Danks said his shoulder, which was operated on in 2012, was feeling better. In 2014, Danks went 11-11 and posted a 4.74 ERA and a 129:74 K:BB ratio in 193 2/3 innings pitched. 


White Sox SP John Danks feeling healthier


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) White Sox pitcher John Danks has only thrown fastballs, changeups and a few cutters in his early bullpen sessions and live batting practices but said Friday that everything feels good, MLB.com reports.

"I'm certainly feeling better, healthier," Danks said. "But I've only been through this once now, so I'm kind of going into it blind a little bit. Like everything they said, it's getting stronger and I'm getting a better feel for things as more time goes on."

Danks had his shoulder checked extensively during his yearly physical as has become customary since his arthroscopic surgery in 2012. He went 11-11 with a 4.74 ERA and 129:74 K:BB ratio in 193 2/3 innings last season.


White Sox want John Danks to cut down on home runs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) White Sox LHP John Danks said that his 2012 shoulder surgery can no longer be blamed for inconsistency. 

Danks hopes to improve his fastball command this season to help hold up the back end of the White Sox rotation. 

That's what gets me in trouble," Danks told Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. "When my fastball gets over the middle of the plate, it's not strong enough to get away with as it was in the past. The main focus has been trying to get more life on the fastball. Command with four pitches, that's my game now."

Sox manager Robin Ventura wants Danks to continue to eat innings, saving wear and tear on the bullpen. Ventura said Danks' keys to success were, "Keeping the ball down late in the game, especially in our park, keeping it in the park."


White Sox announce weekend rotation plans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) The White Sox announced the teams' weekend rotation plans Tuesday, with Jose Quintana scheduled to get the ball Friday to start the team's series against the Rays. Hector Noesi will follow Quintana Saturday, while John Danks is scheduled to pitch Sunday.

John Danks not a factor into the decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks wasn't a factor into the decision Monday night against the Royals. He allowed two hits and four walks while striking out six over six scoreless innings of work. Of his 103 pitches, 58 were strikes.

Over his last two starts covering 14 innings, Danks has allowed two earned runs. He owns a 4.88 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP over 30 starts (180 2/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at Tampa Bay.

John Danks stuck with loss vs. A's Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks took a loss Tuesday, giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk in six innings while striking out three in his team's 11-2 defeat against the A's.

Danks (9-11) is 0-5 over his last eight starts, and Tuesday's loss was just his third quality start during that stretch. He gave up a pair of runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth, though errors in both those innings allowed him to pull out a quality start. Danks owns a 5.05 ERA and 115:65 K:BB ratio in 174 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Royals Monday.


John Danks hammered for seven runs in loss vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks took a loss Wednesday, allowing seven earned runs on 11 hits and one walk in 4 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 11-4 defeat against the Twins.

The Twins touched up Danks (9-10) for three runs in the first inning and then came through with a five-run fifth, with four of the runs getting charged to the starter. He's posted a 5.12 ERA and 112:64 K:BB ratio in 168 2/3 innings. Danks is in line to face the A's Tuesday.


John Danks tosses quality start against Cleveland


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) White Sox pitcher John Danks turned in a quality start Thursday against the Indians.

Danks allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two during the outing. Danks was tagged for a run early. Michael Bourn led off the game with a triple, and was driven home on a ground out. Danks would settle in at that point, keeping the Indians off the board for the next four innings. Danks allowed his second run in the sixth inning. He allowed a single to Jose Ramirez to lead off the inning. Ramirez would steal second, and advance to third on a ground out. He would score on a two-out single by Jason Kipnis.

With the loss, Danks dropped to 9-9. He’ll take on the Twins in his next start. 


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.