Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks, who underwent shoulder surgery in August of last season, may begin the season on the disabled list.
Pitching coach Don Cooper:
“John is aware if he’s ready he’s going to be with us. 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. Heck, he threw 60 pitches yesterday so that’s a plus in itself. He’s climbing.”
Danks, who signed a five-year, $65 million deal in December of 2011, has struggled so far this spring, allowing ten earned runs in just 7 2/3 innings with three walks and four strikeouts.
If Danks is unavailable to start the season, the White Sox rotation would consist of Chris Sale, Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd, Jose Quintana and Hector Santiago.