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Danks hurls four innings in rehab start

Danks hurls four innings in rehab start

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Danks hurls four innings in rehab start
ST. LOUIS -- Left-hander John Danks took another successful step toward his return to the White Sox starting rotation by hurling four innings and 61 pitches for Triple-A Charlotte during a Minor League rehab effort in Columbus on Tuesday afternoon.

Danks allowed three runs on four hits, but two errors by third baseman Ray Olmedo contributed to two of those runs being unearned. Danks struck out one and walked one, throwing 34 of his pitches for strikes.

Manager Robin Ventura knows that the left shoulder strain placing Danks on the disabled list retroactive to May 20 is healing nicely, and Danks, who rejoined the team for Tuesday's 6-1 victory in St. Louis, feels normal.

"It's a step in the right direction and we'll just keep going," said Ventura of Danks' start.

"There was a little bit of rust," Danks said, "but I'll get on the mound here and I'll be fine. The biggest thing is being healthy and feeling good, and I do. We'll see how it feels tomorrow and go from there."

As of Tuesday, the club's weekend rotation in Los Angeles is set at Chris Sale, Philip Humber and Jose Quintana. Much of Danks' next step will depend on how he feels after Tuesday's return to live action, but Ventura seemed to be leaning toward another rehab start for the left-hander.

"I would like him to have one more just to make sure, and not make it a nine-inning, knock down drag out," Ventura said. "But it's more about how he's feeling. Eventually, yes, he's going to come back. But I don't know about the next start."

"I'd love to get off the DL and get back at it," Danks said. "It's not my decision to make. For sure I feel like I'm ready to come back after today."

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