Injured Chicago White Sox starter John Danks threw some pitches on Friday and says he's feeling better than he did earlier in the week.
Danks threw Friday for the first time since being put on the 15-day disabled list last Friday -- retroactive to May 20, with a left shoulder strain. Danks said he threw 20 pitches on the side Friday, all fastballs and changeups.
"It felt good, so I’m making progress," Danks said. "I haven’t been told a schedule or anything, but I’ll try to throw another side on Sunday. Hopefully I’ll feel up to throwing in some curveballs and some cutters, and then go from there.
"It’s another positive step for sure. It feels better even than it did in Tampa, so that’s a good thing."
If he were to return to the Sox next week, he would start on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. But Danks wasn't willing to guess at a specific timetable for his return, so his status is still up in the air. It's possible he'll need a rehab start first.