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In case you missed it, John Danks took the bump for another spring start Tuesday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds. He yielded 11 hits and 10 earned runs in just 3.1 IP.
As our own @MattHoeppner pointed out on Twitter, he's really been shelled since making his first start a few weeks back. In that span of 3 starts, he's let up 20 earned runs in 9 IP, highlighted by 4 home runs. Overall, his ERA stands at 16.36.
His lack of control is understandable coming off of such a long layoff, surgery, and a rehab process, but it doesn't make his performances any less discouraging.
It's starting to look more and more like he'll either start the season with AAA Charlotte or in extended spring training, where he could get in 2-4 (just speculation) more weeks of work before the results start to come.
If that is indeed the case, we'll likely see LHP Hector Santiago and/or RHP Dylan Axelrod fill in as the team's no. 5 starter until Danks' is ready for regular season big league action.
Luke Stanczyk discussed that situation at length just yesterday on GSB! Read More >>
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John Danks continued his rough spring on Tuesday. In just over three innings against the Reds the left-hander allowed 10 runs on 11 hits. The White Sox have been patient as Danks works his way back from shoulder surgery but the numbers
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Although he's made progress from offseason shoulder surgery, Chicago White Sox starter John Danks may end up on the disabled list to start the season. He struggled yesterday which led to concerns about his readiness to take the ball every fifth day once the reason starts.
Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago says Danks may start the season on the disabled list depending on what...
Darian Sandford, who was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 47th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Park University, signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox.
In all the years baseball has been around and everything that has been read and written, it takes something awe inspiring to impress people today. While this signing will be on the transaction...
This Spring, one of the main storylines has been the overall well-being of John Danks. The Sox training staff, Don Cooper, and Danks himself insist that he hasn’t felt anything more than just the “usual soreness” for a pitcher, which is an encouraging sign for Sox fans.
However, Danks hasn’t had much success in game action. While a pitcher’s numbers don’t usually...
We've spent a lot of times discussing the guys on the fence, or those who might make the White Sox major league roster out of spring training. So I figured why not take some time to update you on those who don't really have that chance.
I want to be clear, this isn't meant to be a list of everyone with potential who there isn't room for on the 25-man roster...
Looking for a big finish, not just a fast start, the Chicago White Sox hope they can out-pitch their competition in the AL Central. That’s a tall...
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In the 2013 Relief Pitcher Guide, I wrote this about Addison Reed:
“Aside from a low strand rate (68.5%), high BABIP (.323) and somewhat low K/9 rate (8.84), Reed lived up to his sleeper status. While the K/9 rate was lower than projections, his 22.7 K% was above average – and he did well in getting ahead of hitters with a 66% first strike rate. He showed...
Ryan Court hit a tiebreaking two-run single against Dylan Axelrod in the eighth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Arizona starter Brandon McCarthy gave up 10 hits but only two runs over six innings. McCarthy allowed a home run to Jordan Danks, who continued his torrid pace with two hits. After a horrendous start, Danks...
Once upon a time, the Chicago White Sox, mired in a championship drought of their own, tried to pressure the Chicago and Illinois governments to give them money to build a new ballpark. In response to this developing situation, the folks in the Tampa Bay area built Tropicana Field, a wretched hive of scum and villainy (actually just a domed ballpark), to entice the White Sox to...
Chris Heisey and Jay Bruce hit consecutive home runs and the Cincinnati Reds tagged John Danks and the Chicago White Sox 10-6 Tuesday.
Brandon Phillips singled twice in his first game since returning to the Reds from the World Baseball Classic. Cincinnati roughed up Danks for 10 runs on 11 hits and two walks in 3 1-3 innings.
Heisey hit a three-run homer in the third inning and...