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John Danks | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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John Danks allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Danks' struggles continued, giving up eight hits and walking two in the outing. The loss dropped him to 9-8 with a 4.96 ERA, and he hasn't allowed fewer than four runs in any of his last five starts. He'll attempt to get back in the win column Sunday against the Blue Jays. Aug 10 - 10:22 PM

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The Rangers got to John Danks for seven runs in the first two innings, and the left-hander allowed nine total over five innings of work in a loss Tuesday.

Danks was prone to the big hit, as six of his eight hits allowed went for extra bases. Four of those were home runs, with Adrian Beltre, J.P. Arencibia and Robinson Chirinos -- twice -- taking him deep. Danks has now given up 23 homers in 23 starts this year. His 9-7 record is very deceiving, as Danks now owns a 4.93 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the year. He'll try to get back on track Sunday at the Mariners.
Aug 5 - 11:08 PM

John Danks gave up four runs in five innings Thursday in a no-decision versus the Tigers.

It couldn't have been a fun outing for Danks with the trade rumors hanging over his head. He remains with the White Sox for now, but he almost certainly will clear waivers, making him a possibility for an August deal.
Jul 31 - 6:43 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports the Marlins and White Sox have discussed a possible trade involving John Danks.

The Marlins are in a difficult position, stuck somewhere between a buyer and a seller. With their recent winning streak, though, it appears they've become buyers. Danks is signed through 2016, so any team taking him on would also have concerns about the $28.5 million he's owed over the duration of his deal.
Jul 30 - 10:19 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports the Yankees aren't interested in the $28.5 million John Danks will make in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Danks will make $14.5 million in each of the next two seasons before becoming a free agent, and the Yankees aren't wild about taking on that kind of salary. It appears the White Sox would need to be willing to eat some of that salary, and it's unclear whether they'd be willing to do that at this point. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has reported the Yankees' continued interest in the left-hander in recent days.
Jul 30 - 7:03 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees remain interested in White Sox hurler John Danks.

The idea to acquire Ian Kennedy from the Padres seems to be losing steam, which makes Danks among the most likely trade targets for the Yankees to acquire. The veteran southpaw is 9-6 on the season with a 4.40 ERA and 1.39 WHIP.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 27 - 7:10 PM

John Danks picked up his ninth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Twins to four runs on six hits over seven innings of work.

Danks punched out five on the night without walking a batter. Staked to a big early lead, Danks was in cruise control most of the night, throwing plenty of strikes and giving the White Sox bullpen a bit of a rest. He’ll bring a 4.40 ERA and 1.39 WHIP into Thursday’s matchup against the Tigers in Detroit.
Jul 25 - 11:08 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have checked in with the White Sox about the availability of left-hander John Danks.

There's nothing to indicate that the two sides are close to a deal, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman hasn't made any secret about his desire to add starting pitching. Danks owns a 4.35 ERA and 87/46 K/BB ratio over 124 innings this season, so he's not quite the pitcher he once was. There's still around $34 million remaining on his contract, which runs through 2016. He has a six-team no-trade list, but it's unclear if the Yankees are on it.
Jul 22 - 11:53 AM

John Danks allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings, but took a no-decision as the White Sox lost 11-7 on Sunday.

Danks has been prone to this type of blow-up outing, but had looked better as of late, entering Sunday's start with a 2.73 ERA over his previous four outings. The Astros were able to bang out 12 hits, including home runs by Matt Dominguez and Jose Altuve. Danks did not issue a walk and struck out four as he watched his ERA balloon to 4.35. He'll try to bounce back against the Twins on the road on Friday.
Jul 20 - 6:15 PM

John Danks yielded just one run over seven innings but took a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

He permitted seven hits, walked two and struck out four. Danks allowed an RBI single to Yan Gomes in the second inning and that was it, but he failed to pick up a victory when Javy Guerra served up a two-run homer to Gomes in the eighth. The veteran left-hander got roughed up in Minnesota last month but has overall been great since late May, posting a 2.69 ERA over his last 10 starts.
Jul 13 - 4:29 PM

John Danks escaped with his eighth win of the season, yielding three runs over 5 2/3 innings as the White Sox took an 8-3 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Tuesday's outing was only the lefty's second mediocre outing out of his last nine starts, posting a 2.85 ERA over that span. Against the Red Sox, Danks relented eight hits and four walks while striking out four. Danks now sports a 4.15 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a 79/44 K/BB ratio. He'll go for win number nine to wrap up the first half when he takes on the Indians in Cleveland on Sunday.
Jul 8 - 10:52 PM

John Danks matched his career high with 10 strikeouts while allowing two runs over 7 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Angels.

The runs scored on solo homers from Josh Hamilton and David Freese. Danks had three 10-strikeout games previously, but none since 2011. His previous season high was eight strikeouts on May 7.
Jul 2 - 11:29 PM

John Danks surrendered two runs over six innings in a 5-4 win against the Blue Jays on Friday.

The only real blemishes on Danks' outing were back-to-back home runs by Edwin Encarnacion and Dioner Navarro in the sixth. The solo shots momentarily tied up the game at 2-2, but the White Sox offense put up three in the seventh to secure Danks' seventh win of the year. His final line was six innings, five hits, two runs, two strikeouts and no walks. He'll take his 4.26 ERA against the Angels next time out.
Jun 27 - 10:22 PM

John Danks allowed six runs on 10 hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Danks didn't have much of anything working for him, as he also walked four. The loss was his first in his last four starts, as he'd won three straight heading into Sunday. His ERA slipped to 4.34 in the loss, and he'll carry a 6-6 record into Friday's meeting with the Blue Jays north of the border.
Jun 22 - 7:15 PM

John Danks held the Giants to two runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's win.

Danks gave up a home run to the second batter of the game, Hunter Pence, and allowed an unearned run in the third inning before settling in. The lefty gave up five hits and three walks in all, striking out four. The win was his fifth straight quality start allowing two runs or fewer, and his three-game winning streak has run his record to 6-5. Danks will carry a 3.97 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into Sunday's start at the Twins.
Jun 18 - 12:19 AM

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