John Danks will have surgery on Monday and miss the remainder of the 2012 season, the White Sox announced Tuesday afternoon in Minnesota. Danks hasn't pitched in the majors since May 19 and will finish the season with a 5.70 ERA in nine starts.
Danks threw four innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Charlotte on June 12, his last outing before he was diagnosed with a grade 1 tear of his subscapularis muscle in his shoulder.
After the diagnosis, Danks didn't sound too concerned.
"It's not thought to be anything real major," he said June 18. "Get some rest and get back at it."
Danks has seen some improvement over the last month, and some thought he could return by September. But with Francisco Liriano in the fold, the White Sox appear to be able to manage not having Danks back this season.
Last December, Danks signed a five-year, 65 million extension with the White Sox. He received a 7.5 million signing bonus and a 500,000 base salary for 2012, bringing his season total to 8 million. He'll earn 14.25 million per season from 2013-2016.
With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.
Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.
Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.
Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”
Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.
The White Sox released this statement:
Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.