NEW YORK --- John Danks has left the White Sox early for further evaluation and an additional procedure, the club confirmed Sunday.
Danks, who was placed on the disabled list on June 12 with a left shoulder strain, had a diagnostic ultrasound performed Sunday. No MRI was required, however, and the team believes Danks will resume his rehab when the White Sox returns to U.S. Cellular on Tuesday.
Danks is 3-4 with a 5.70 ERA in nine starts this season. The White Sox havent been able to pinpoint when he might return to action. With the uncertainty that surrounds Danks, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said hes thankful for what Jose Quintana has been able to accomplish.
I think were fortunate to be able to think that way with what Q has done, Ventura said. We want to get (Danks) healthy first and it keeps lingering and lingering and you cant look at him as were counting on him on this date. Every time weve done that, its been pushed back. Just get him healthy and Q just stays in that spot.
It might be a long shot for the White Sox to sign free agent Manny Machado, but here on the White Sox Talk Podcast, we like dark horses. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss what it would take to bring Machado to the South Side. Plus, is he "the" guy the White Sox are targeting this offseason? Will the Rockies listen to trade offers for Nolan Arenado a year before he reaches free agency? Plus, Chuck talks about a cost-controlled, All-Star on a rebuilding team that could be an answer at third base.
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Mark Buehrle. Jon Garland. Freddy García. José Contreras.
The 2005 White Sox had four consecutive complete games to finish off the 2005 ALCS — Contreras took his turn in Game 5 against the Angels 13 years ago Tuesday. How special was that run of starting pitching to finish that series? Consider the following six statements:
— No team has had more than two complete games in a single postseason, let alone a postseason series, since.
— There has been a grand total of four complete games in 188 postseason games (through Monday) since the beginning of 2016.
— Those 2005 White Sox remain the only team with four complete games in a single LCS (which went to a best-of-seven format in 1985).
— They are the only team since the 1968 Tigers (in the World Series) with at least four complete games in any postseason series.
— They are the only team since the 1956 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete games in a series. (The Yankees had five in a row: Games 3 through 7.)
— They are the only team since the 1928 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete-game wins in a series (Games 1 through 4).
Take a moment to look back and appreciate what Don Cooper’s troops were able to accomplish in that series. The way the game is played nowadays, we will never see it again.