John Danks SP CWS Oct 26 '78
John Danks (shoulder) has begun throwing off a mound.
Danks has thrown 40 pitches three times per week since January 2, including 30 fastballs and 10 changeups. While he has felt good enough to increase his workload, the White Sox want him to take it easy for now. "My top priority is getting healthy, which is why on the same day I'm throwing and doing my shoulder program, I'm still doing my workout and conditioning," said Danks, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder last August. "Right now, I feel like I'm as good as I can be. Coming off surgery and whatnot, I feel ready to go." The White Sox will likely be cautious with him in the early part of spring training, but he's expected to be ready for the regular season barring setbacks.