CLEVELAND -- An overnight toothache produced a Saturday morning visit to the dentist for John Danks. But after having clean-up done on an old root canal, Danks and manager Ozzie Guillen gave the all-clear for his start in Sunday afternoon's series finale at Progressive Field.
"This kid pitches with all kinds of stuff," Guillen said. "He goes out there and he's a warrior. He goes out there and fights."
"It got infected. I guess it wasn't sealed up right, or whatever," said Danks on the toothache cause. "We pretty much did the same thing. Just went in there and cleaned it up, put some medicine in there. It's fine. I was in the chair for an hour. It's not a big deal."
Guillen pointed to Phil Humber as the spot-starter instead of moving the other starters up one day if an unexpected problem arose. Guillen wasn't planning on any sort of change, and Danks was actually back with the team before the start of Saturday's 8-3 victory.
"Maybe he has to take pills for the pain," said a smiling Guillen. "And maybe he pitches better."