Bumps in John Danks’ Road Back Keep Getting Bigger

In case you missed it, John Danks took the bump for another spring start Tuesday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds. He yielded 11 hits and 10 earned runs in just 3.1 IP.

As our own @MattHoeppner pointed out on Twitter, he's really been shelled since making his first start a few weeks back. In that span of 3 starts, he's let up 20 earned runs in 9 IP, highlighted by 4 home runs. Overall, his ERA stands at 16.36.

His lack of control is understandable coming off of such a long layoff, surgery, and a rehab process, but it doesn't make his performances any less discouraging.

It's starting to look more and more like he'll either start the season with AAA Charlotte or in extended spring training, where he could get in 2-4 (just speculation) more weeks of work before the results start to come.

If that is indeed the case, we'll likely see LHP Hector Santiago and/or RHP Dylan Axelrod fill in as the team's no. 5 starter until Danks' is ready for regular season big league action.

Luke Stanczyk discussed that situation at length just yesterday on GSB!   Read More >> 



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