John Danks (shoulder) gave up two runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings Thursday in his first rehab start with Double-A Birmingham.
That's the good part. The bad part is that he allowed a home run, struck out just one and was reportedly sitting mostly in the 84-88 range with his fastball. Danks did hit 91 mph once, though. Overall, it's a pretty encouraging outing, but Danks could probably use a couple more. His timetable could be accelerated, though, following Gavin Floyd's elbow injury.