John Danks RUMORS & NEWS

  • White Sox cut ties with lefty John Danks but still owe him $15M

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox will designate left-hander John Danks for assignment this week following a 10-year major-league tenure with the organization, a source said Tuesday. Danks has a 79-104 career record, a 4.38 ERA and $14.25 million owed to him for the final year of his five-year, $65 million..." May 03

  • John Danks doesn't want this to be final season "John Danks wants to keep pitching after the 2016 season, when his five-year, $65 million deal with the White Sox comes to an end. The affable southpaw also understands that he needs to perform effectively for teams to have interest in extending his career. "I would say I'm more focused on..." February 01

  • Yanks and White Sox talking about Danks, but gap still exists

    CBS Sports "The Yankees and White Sox are still discussing John Danks as a trade possibility, but the latest word is the sides were still apart in terms of the package New York would send back. Danks, who is 9-6 with a 4.40 ERA, is a lefty the Yankees would like to have, but with two years to go on his..." July 30

  • Yankees have talked about John Danks; talks in early stages

    CBS Sports "The Yankees, to no one's surprise, have checked in on White Sox lefty John Danks. The Yankees, having lost four starting pitchers to injury, are seeking to upgrade their rotation even after the acquisition of Brandon McCarthy is paying off early. Danks, still only 29, is 8-6 with a 4.35..." July 22

  • Sox pitcher Danks marries country singer Ashley Monroe

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks married country singer Ashley Monroe on Thursday evening at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn. Country singer Blake Shelton officiated the ceremony, singer Miranda Lambert was the maid of honor and Sox outfielder Jordan Danks, John's brother, was the best..." October 26

  • Danks is ready for offseason

    Chicago Tribune "Left-hander John Danks said Saturday he understands why the Sox are skipping his final start of the season and said he already has begun to map out an offseason plan so he can continue his progress from left shoulder surgery in August 2012. "It isn't fun stinking trust me" he said. The Sox..." September 22

  • Danks dominates as White Sox top Royals 2-0

    CSN Chicago "From a physical standpoint John Danks has felt as good as can be since he returned to the majors earlier this season. But that other pleasant feeling the one you can only experience in victory has proven elusive for Danks who had shoulder surgery only 54 weeks ago. On Tuesday night Danks..." August 21

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Danks Game 1 Leesman Game 2

  • Danks, Peavy open Sox's second half

    Chicago Tribune "Jake Peavy will rejoin the White Sox on Saturday as part of their tentative rotation to start the second half. Peavy, who threw five innings and 90 pitches on Sunday in a minor league rehabilitation start for Double-A Birmingham at Huntsville, will face Atlanta after John Danks starts Friday’s..." July 16

  • John Danks set for return to Sox rotation on Friday

    CSN Chicago "In a less-than-shocking twist late Wednesday, the White Sox named John Danks as the starting pitcher for their next game. Danks, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since May 19, 2012 after he had season-ending shoulder surgery last Aug. 6, is set to pitch Friday night when the host White Sox open..." May 23

  • John Danks will make season debut Friday in Chicago

    CBS Sports "White Sox lefthander John Danks is scheduled to make his comeback Friday with a start in Chicago against the Marlins, sources say. Danks' season debut comes 10 months after shoulder surgery. He's made four starts while rehabbing in the minors, one at Double-A Birmingham and three at Triple-A..." May 21

  • John Danks could be cleared for season debut Friday

    Hardball Talk "John Danks made his fourth minor-league rehab start over the weekend and Scott Merkin of reports that the White Sox left-hander could come off the disabled list to make his season debut Friday. It’s worth noting, however, that Danks hasn’t actually pitched all that well in the minors...." May 20

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    Dan Hayes @DanHayesCSN

    Also, John Danks will get at least one more start in the minors, per manager Ventura. #WhiteSox

  • Danks aiming to return to Sox in May

    CSN Chicago "John Danks made his third minor league rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Charlotte, throwing 101 pitches over six innings and allowing three runs, seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts. After his start, Danks said he needs at least one more rehab start before he could be considered..." May 13

  • Danks headed back to Arizona

    Chicago Tribune "John Danks knew he stood little chance of starting a minor league rehabilitation assignment once he faced general manager Rick Hahn, manager Robin Ventura, pitching coach Don Cooper and trainer Herm Schneider. "It was a little intimidating walking into that one,'' Danks said Monday after being..." April 23

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    Dan Hayes @

    Beckham's surgery went "splendidly", expected to be six weeks. John Danks threw 71 pitches over 6 IP. He starts again Saturday.

  • White Sox place Danks on disabled list

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox won’t have John Danks to start the season after he was placed on the disabled list Tuesday. Danks and left-handed reliever Leyson Septimo both were placed on the 15-day disabled list as part of three roster moves. The team also reassigned relief pitcher David Purcey to..." March 26

  • White Sox Danks has 'a ways to go'

    CSN Chicago "John Danks no longer has a target date in mind, he only wants to pitch at full strength. Danks returned to the mound Sunday with the knowledge he’ll most like begin the regular season on the disabled list. Only seven-and-a-half months removed from shoulder surgery, the White Sox pitcher has..." March 25

  • Sox's Danks admits he's running out of time

    Chicago Tribune "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..." March 20

  • Danks expected to start season on disabled list "Robin Ventura made the educated guesses concerning the start of John Danks' 2013 season all but official following Wednesday's 4-2 White Sox loss to the D-backs at Camelback Ranch. The White Sox Opening Day starter from 2012 will almost certainly begin the current campaign on the disabled list,..." March 20

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @

    John Danks will start season on DL

  • John Danks gets roughed up by D-backs in second outing

    Chicago Sun-Times "Considering where he has been and where he’s headed, John Danks knew he was in no position to complain Saturday after an outing that White Sox manager Robin Ventura described in the nicest terms possible. “It wasn’t pretty,” Ventura said." March 10

  • Danks struggles in second Sox start

    Chicago Tribune "John Danks' second rehab start may not have been as good as the first, but it was pain-free. "I felt good," he said after allowing five hits and three earned runs in 2 1/3 innings Saturday against the Diamondbacks. "It's still a work in progress. I wasn't throwing as hard as I anticipate when..." March 10

  • One day later, Danks 'sore' but fine

    Chicago Tribune "One day after his first pitching performance in 10 months, John Danks was happy just to be “sore in all the right places” because it meant he was back to being a contributing member of the clubhouse instead of an injured outsider. “I’m part of the team now,” he said, almost triumphantly. “I’m..." March 06

  • For Danks, little things mean a lot

    Chicago Tribune "While the White Sox would like to forget September, teammates will forgive John Danks for reminiscing about one fine day that fateful month. Shopping for the Sept. 10 birthday of fiancee Ashley Monroe, a rising country-music star, Danks created the personal highlight of his summer with a smooth..." February 28

  • White Sox lefty John Danks positive he’ll be on Opening Day roster

    Chicago Sun-Times "After throwing live batting practice Saturday morning, John Danks declared himself ready for Opening Day. It was only Feb. 23, and Danks had trouble snapping off decent breaking pitches and locating his cut fastball, but he said he has no doubts he’ll be on the 25-man roster that breaks camp in..." February 24

  • Recovering Danks clears mental hurdle

    ESPN "Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks got in his third throwing session of the spring Wednesday, doing it in the covered batting cage because of inclement weather. Despite the tight quarters, Danks still faced hitters in the batting cage throwing an estimated 55 pitches as he continued his..." February 20

  • John Danks won't be out of the woods for a while

    South Side Sox "John Danks had no problems throwing his first bullpen session after shoulder surgery. He reported no unusual pain the morning after. Check and check. He took his third step on Sunday by throwing his second bullpen session, and the signs still remain positive: "I think that’s a big sign that..." February 18

  • John Danks says left shoulder feels fine day after first bullpen session

    Chicago Sun-Times "Left-hander John Danks was in good spirits Friday, the day after his first bullpen session of training camp. ‘‘I was able to get through an upper-body workout, so I guess that’s a good sign,’’ said Danks, who then went out and played catched and took part in fielding practice. Everything..." February 16

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    Mark Gonzales @

    Danks got through his upper body workout with no problems, will play catch later today

  • Successful bullpen session for Danks

    Chicago Tribune "John Danks described his return from left shoulder surgery last August as "starting over." From several eyes of White Sox officials and players who watched Danks throw his first bullpen session Thursday at Camelback Ranch, they viewed a pitcher with the characteristics of one of the top..." February 15

  • Danks feels good after first session

    ESPN "John Danks threw pitches Thursday in front of Chicago White Sox coaches and front office members for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery over the summer. For the left-hander, who is determined be on the Opening Day roster on April 1, it was another small step in the rehab process,..." February 14

  • Danks, Sox starters will take it easy early

    CSN Chicago "John Danks doesn’t want any special treatment, and pitching coach Don Cooper insists the left-hander won’t be treated much differently than the rest of the White Sox starting pitchers. Cooper said Tuesday he plans to not use any of the team’s five projected starters until the second week of..." February 13

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    Mark Gonzales @

    Danks expects to be ready for the start of 2013, Sale said he's "speechless" at the thought of being opening day starter vs. KC