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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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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the White Sox "would love" to move John Danks in a trade this offseason.
Danks' velocity and results have been declining and he's owed $28.5 million over the next two years, so it remains to be seen how much interest he'd generate on the market. The White Sox would almost surely have to eat a good bit of the money remaining on the deal in order to make something work. Danks holds a 4.74 ERA over two seasons since returning from shoulder surgery. Sun, Oct 26, 2014 01:49:00 PM
Source: Boston Globe

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John Danks held the Royals to two earned runs over seven innings Saturday in a 5-4 White Sox victory.

Danks was sharp in his regular-season finale, yielding only five hits over seven frames on an evening built around honoring long-time teammate Paul Konerko, who is retiring. Danks finishes the year with an 11-11 record, 4.74 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 129/74 K/BB ratio in 193 2/3 innings. He is under contract for $14.25 million in 2015.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 11:25:00 PM

John Danks allowed two runs on just two hits in a win over the Rays on Sunday.

Danks was actually a bit unfortunate to allow two runs, as both hits paired with a walk to produce two runs in the sixth inning. Danks did walk three while striking out five. The win was his 10th of the season, but it represented his first since July 25. Danks will attempt to end on the upswing when he makes his last start of the season Friday against the Royals.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 05:14:00 PM

John Danks blanked the Royals for six innings, but was left with nothing to show for it Monday.

Danks exited with a 3-0 lead, only to have it blown with one run in the seventh, one in the eighth and two in the ninth. As a result, Danks remains winless in his last nine starts.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 12:01:00 AM

John Danks gave up four runs -- two earned -- over six innings in a loss to the Athletics on Tuesday.

It was a prototypical start for the left-hander -- seven hits, a walk, and just three strikeouts. Also prototypical was the decision, as Danks has now lost five straight decisions dating back to July. Danks will take a 9-11 record and 5.05 ERA into Sunday's matchup with the Twins.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 12:01:00 AM

John Danks lost his ninth game of the season despite allowing only two runs in six innings on Thursday against the Indians.

Danks was out-dueled by Carlos Carrasco, who allowed one fewer run and recorded two more outs. The lefty gave up five hits and walked two while striking out five. Though Danks has pitched better as of late, he still sports an unseemly 4.88 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a 109/63 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Twins on the road on Wednesday.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:34:00 PM

John Danks gave up three runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday.

Despite the passable outing, Danks remains winless in the month of August. The left-hander allowed six hits and walked three on the evening. Danks has a 4.96 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through 26 starts this season, and he'll go against the Indians on Thursday.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:35:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:22:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 11:08:00 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.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 06:43:00 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.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 10:19:00 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.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 07:03:00 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
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 07:10:00 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.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:08:00 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.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:53:00 AM

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