DENVER -- White Sox left-hander John Danks said the strained oblique that forced him to the 15-day disabled list on Sunday is progressing well. Danks, who suffered the injury in the second inning of his start against the Nationals on Saturday, said he will likely start doing some agility exercises during the team's weekend series against the Cubs. "I'm doing well," Danks said. "This weekend we're going to try to do some more active stuff, test it out a little bit. We'll have a better idea then, but just everyday life, it feels fine."
The oblique injury has been widespread among Major League players this season, and it's the first time Danks has experienced the injury. "I'm trying to be cautious with it because I don't know how far along I am," Danks said. Rockies third baseman Ty Wigginton suffered an oblique injury earlier this season and said the slighest movement caused by a cough or sneeze would result in pain. Danks said he has experienced similar ailments. "Coughing, sneezing, standing up and trying to get out of bed," Danks said. "You don't realize how much you use it, I guess, until you hurt it."