MINNEAPOLIS -- After throwing 30 pitches off the mound Friday in Texas, John Danks returned to playing catch prior to Monday's game with the Twins, instead of throwing off the mound as was previously discussed.
"I just do what I'm told. I don't know. I played catch and ran around and I'm ready for BP," Danks said. "Yeah, it wasn't any better or any worse. It's getting frustrating but I've got to deal with it.
"I'm kind of glad we didn't throw off the mound today. It wasn't too bad, but I definitely like the break. It's not fun going out there and trying to push through something. But you've got to do what you got to do and [if] they had me do it, I'll do it."
Danks, who has been out with a left shoulder strain since May 20, spoke to MLB.com on Saturday about the possibility of season-ending surgery if the injury continues to not heal. General manager Ken Williams bristled at the mention of the idea Sunday, saying surgery was a last resort for Danks.