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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have checked in with the White Sox about the availability of left-hander John Danks.

There's nothing to indicate that the two sides are close to a deal, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman hasn't made any secret about his desire to add starting pitching. Danks owns a 4.35 ERA and 87/46 K/BB ratio over 124 innings this season, so he's not quite the pitcher he once was. There's still around $34 million remaining on his contract, which runs through 2016. He has a six-team no-trade list, but it's unclear if the Yankees are on it.

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John Danks allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings, but took a no-decision as the White Sox lost 11-7 on Sunday.

Danks has been prone to this type of blow-up outing, but had looked better as of late, entering Sunday's start with a 2.73 ERA over his previous four outings. The Astros were able to bang out 12 hits, including home runs by Matt Dominguez and Jose Altuve. Danks did not issue a walk and struck out four as he watched his ERA balloon to 4.35. He'll try to bounce back against the Twins on the road on Friday.

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John Danks yielded just one run over seven innings but took a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

He permitted seven hits, walked two and struck out four. Danks allowed an RBI single to Yan Gomes in the second inning and that was it, but he failed to pick up a victory when Javy Guerra served up a two-run homer to Gomes in the eighth. The veteran left-hander got roughed up in Minnesota last month but has overall been great since late May, posting a 2.69 ERA over his last 10 starts.

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John Danks escaped with his eighth win of the season, yielding three runs over 5 2/3 innings as the White Sox took an 8-3 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Tuesday's outing was only the lefty's second mediocre outing out of his last nine starts, posting a 2.85 ERA over that span. Against the Red Sox, danks relented eight hits and four walks while striking out four. Danks now sports a 4.15 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a 79/44 K/BB ratio. He'll go for win number nine to wrap up the first half when he takes on the Indians in Cleveland on Sunday.

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John Danks matched his career high with 10 strikeouts while allowing two runs over 7 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Angels.

The runs scored on solo homers from Josh Hamilton and David Freese. Danks had three 10-strikeout games previously, but none since 2011. His previous season high was eight strikeouts on May 7.

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John Danks surrendered two runs over six innings in a 5-4 win against the Blue Jays on Friday.

The only real blemishes on Danks' outing were back-to-back home runs by Edwin Encarnacion and Dioner Navarro in the sixth. The solo shots momentarily tied up the game at 2-2, but the White Sox offense put up three in the seventh to secure Danks' seventh win of the year. His final line was six innings, five hits, two runs, two strikeouts and no walks. He'll take his 4.26 ERA against the Angels next time out.

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John Danks allowed six runs on 10 hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Danks didn't have much of anything working for him, as he also walked four. The loss was his first in his last four starts, as he'd won three straight heading into Sunday. His ERA slipped to 4.34 in the loss, and he'll carry a 6-6 record into Friday's meeting with the Blue Jays north of the border.

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John Danks held the Giants to two runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's win.

Danks gave up a home run to the second batter of the game, Hunter Pence, and allowed an unearned run in the third inning before settling in. The lefty gave up five hits and three walks in all, striking out four. The win was his fifth straight quality start allowing two runs or fewer, and his three-game winning streak has run his record to 6-5. Danks will carry a 3.97 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into Sunday's start at the Twins.

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John Danks pitched seven innings of two-run ball in a victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Since falling to 3-4 with a 5.64 ERA on May 18, Danks has allowed five runs over 29 1/3 innings in his last four starts, lowering his ERA to 4.17. We'd be more optimistic if he hadn't struck out a modest 17 during the span. It's a given that Danks is going to start allowing more homers again. He can be a decent enough starter for the White Sox, but he's not a mixed-league kind of fantasy pitchers these days.

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Tuesday's game between the White Sox and Tigers has been postponed due to thunderstorms in Chicago.

No makeup date has been announced. John Danks was scheduled to pitch for the host White Sox and Justin Verlander was on tap for the visiting Tigers.