Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks leaves the game during the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
The White Sox lefty has struggled this season. It could be the result of shoulder soreness, which is sending him to the DL.
On Sunday against the Chicago Cubs, though, he had his best start of the season, allowing no runs in 6⅓ innings. Manager Robin Ventura lifted him after 83 pitches, and now we know why:
Danks going on dl,, shoulder.— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) May 24, 2012
This, though, sounds pretty ominous:
Danks believes he'll return on June 4, said he felt soreness in area he never felt discomfort before (behind left shoulder)— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) May 24, 2012
June 4 would be the earliest date Danks could return, but if he felt soreness in an area he'd never felt discomfort before, that could indicate a more serious issue. In the meantime:
Quintana to start fri— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) May 24, 2012
And now you know all there is to know about the White Sox' moves as of today.