John Danks set to begin rehab assignment

John Danks set to begin rehab assignment

CHICAGO -- John Danks threw another pain-free, successful bullpen on Saturday, and will test his left-shoulder strain on Tuesday in a Minor League rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte in Columbus.

"Things seem to be going well," said White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper of Danks. "[White Sox head athletic trainer] Hermie [Schneider] has him on the mend, and now it's getting him back into pitching shape, and that's why he's going to go out and throw in a game."

Danks has been on the disabled list retroactive to May 20, and could need more than one rehab start before returning. For now, Jose Quintana is slated to pitch for Chicago on Tuesday in St. Louis and Sunday in Los Angeles.

"We haven't discussed that at length," said Cooper of how many Minor League starts Danks will need. "We aren't going to get too far ahead of ourselves. We are trying to take it day by day.

"You can have the best plan in the world, but if he goes out and stubs his toe today, that plan is off. Where we are at right now is Tuesday he pitches, and after that to be determined."