Found March 17, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: John Danks
TEAMS: Chicago White Sox
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The Chicago White Sox have not ruled out including John Danks on its Opening Day roster, but pitching coach Don Cooper told reporters, including Daryl Van Schouwen of The Chicago Sun-Times, that the team is also prepared to place the left-hander on the disabled list to start the season if he requires more time. “John is aware if he’s ready he’s going to be with us,’’ Cooper said Friday. “If he’s not, we’ll give him more time. It’s not something we are going to rush or force feed. We can’t say, ‘Hey, we need you to throw harder.’ We have no control over that. All we have ­control over is going out there and having our sidelines and going out in the game.” Cooper said that Danks must show progression over his final three starts of the exhibition season. The southpaw’s velocity continues to sit in the upper 80s, and his spring ERA is 11.74 over his first three starts. He was hit hard for six runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. Entering last season, Danks had been an effective starter for the White Sox. However, last year he was derailed by injury and only mustered an ERA of 5.70 over nine starts for the club. The 27-year-old signed a lucrative extension prior to the 2012 campaign, and he’s set to earn $14.25 million over the next four seasons. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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