John Danks threw 61 pitches in four innings of work Tuesday in a minor league rehab start in Columbus, allowing four hits and three runs with one strikeout and one walk.
Last week, manager Robin Ventura thought Danks may need more than one rehab start to get back up to full strength before returning to the majors. Danks previously threw a two-inning session simulating game action on June 6 and threw a side session June 9, both of which took place in Chicago.
Danks made two rehab starts last season in July, throwing three innings in his first outing and six in his second. Given that he only threw four innings on Tuesday, it seems likely he'll need one more start in the minors before he returns to the White Sox.
In his four innings Tuesday, Danks allowed four hits, three runs (one earned) with a walk and a strikeout apiece.
If Danks does need another rehab start, he would pitch either Sunday or Monday in Charlotte. That would put him on track to return to the majors against Milwaukee the weekend of June 23.
Another rehab start for Danks could afford Philip Humber another opportunity to keep his spot in the rotation. Ventura said after Humber's start Sunday the righty would get at least one more start -- Saturday against Los Angeles -- before the Sox evaluate his immediate future, either as a starter or reliever. If Danks makes that second start in the minors, Humber would likely pitch June 22 against Milwaukee, although an off day could allow the Sox to skip his turn -- or that of Jose Quintana -- in the rotation.
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.