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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%: 4/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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White Sox pitcher John Danks will be team's No. 3 starter


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2:52 pm ET) 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.


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.