White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper: John Danks could be back in one month
On the Comcast Chicago pregame show before Wednesday's intracity battle against the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said that left-hander John Danks could be back with the team by the third week of July, or about a month from now.
That would be quicker than indicated in many of Monday's reports on Danks' injury, a Grade 1 strain of his subscapularis muscle, which said that he might not begin a rehabilitaion assignment until that time.
In the meantime, the White Sox rotation will feature two youngsters (Chris Sale and rookie Jose Quintana), an injury-prone veteran (Jake Peavy) and two others who were candidates to be dropped from the rotation (Philip Humber and Gavin Floyd). Danks is 3-4 with a 5.70 ERA in nine starts this season, the first year of a five-year, $65 million extension he signed in December.