Hector Santiago, step right up.

Dylan Axelrod, come on down.

John Danks admittedly is running out of time, so the White Sox will look even closer at their options for a fifth starter after Danks was rocked for 11 hits in a 10-6 loss to the Reds.

"Just getting ready has to be the mentality," Danks said of his status. "Not put a time on anything. It's not my decision to make."

He didn't strike out a batter in an 82-pitch outing that covered 3 1/3 innings in his fourth start since returning from left shoulder surgery last August.

Manager Robin Ventura said he will talk Wednesday with Danks but acknowledged "the window is closing. It is getting tight. We'll look at him and assess that."

As of now, Santiago is scheduled to relieve Gavin Floyd on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. Santiago threw 42 pitches Sunday in a minor league game but has a durable left arm. Axelrod is scheduled to pitch in relief Thursday against the Brewers.

Danks' fastball, according to one major league scout, averaged between 86-88 mph, topping out at 89. But the biggest issue Tuesday was his inability to put away the Reds' batters.

"That's the frustrating part," said Danks, who has allowed 27 hits in 11 innings this spring. "It's one thing to get hit around when you're behind in the count the whole time, but I worked hard to get ahead in the count and just wasn't able to do anything with them. We'll just chalk it up as one of those days I guess, but it's going to be a long night."