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John Danks of the Chicago White Sox throws against the Texas Rangers during the home opener at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 6, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

White Sox Lose Season Opener At Texas, 3-2

The loss spoiled the managerial debut of Robin Ventura, who before the game had his first meeting with Nolan Ryan since charging the mound 19 seasons earlier against the Hall of Fame pitcher.


Adam Dunn

Ventura Sets Opening Day Lineup

White Sox manager Robin Ventura set his Opening Day lineup Thursday as the White Sox get ready to open their season Friday at 1:05 p.m. in Arlington, Tex. against the Rangers.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

John Danks

Silverman: Five Players Who Must Succeed This Season

Here’s a look at five players who may play key roles if this is going to be a positive season on either side of town. One name you won’t see on this list is Adam Dunn.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

John Danks File Photo (Jamie Squire/ Getty Images)

Danks Sharp In Final Spring Start, White Sox Lose To Rockies 3-1

John Danks was sharp in his final outing before starting on opening day, pitching six innings for the Chicago White Sox on Saturday in a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.


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Video: Ventura Names Danks Opening Day Starter

After John Danks pitched seven strong innings against the Dodgers Monday with his agent and family in attendance, White Sox manager Robin Ventura officially named the lefty his opening day starter.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

John Danks

Hoge’s Spring Training Notebook: Danks Named Opening Day Starter

After taking most of the spring to make a final decision, Ventura made the announcement after the left-hander pitched seven strong innings against the Dodgers Monday at Camelback Ranch.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

Gordon, Dodgers Beat White Sox 4-3

Dodgers leadoff man Dee Gordon stole two more bases and Los Angeles beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Monday.


John Danks

VIDEO: John Danks After Seven Solid Innings Against Dodgers

John Danks meets the media after giving up just two earned runs in seven innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

Ozzie Guillen. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Spring Training Notebook: Guillen Sons Jump The Gun

It figures that on my first day here at Camelback Ranch, Ozzie Guillen and his sons were the hot topic.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

Danks Gives Up 4 Runs In White Sox Loss To D’Backs

John Danks, who signed a five-year, $65 million dollar contract extension in December, gave up four runs — three earned — and five hits. He walked two and struck out two in four innings.


Matt Thornton

Cooper: Closer Role Up For Grabs

When the White Sox traded Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays, they didn’t just lose one of their best young pitchers.

670 The Score–03/08/2012

John Danks

Danks Falters, Angels Beat White Sox 6-2

Danks walked Albert Pujols and Vernon Wells in the first inning and that set up Jorge Cantu’s two-run single Tuesday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko

Schuster: Team Chemistry Vital To Success

Chemistry and camaraderie are extremely important to winning in baseball, if you believe most players.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Jordan Danks. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Schuster: Jordan Danks Fighting To Play With Older Brother

John and Jordan Danks are brothers separated by three years but they look like twins. Jordan is the baby of the two even though he is a few inches taller and about 30 pounds heavier. But the faces are carbon copies and both have that same Texas drawl.

670 The Score–02/29/2012

It’s Official: Danks Deal Done

It comes as no surprise, but the White Sox announced Thursday they have signed left-handed pitcher John Danks to a five-year deal.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Report: Sox Sign Danks To 5-Year, $65M Extension

The White Sox are reportedly close to a 5-year contract extension for lefty starter John Danks.


Jake Peavy and Don Cooper

Cowley: Rift Exists Between Cooper, Pitching Staff

A rift between White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper and some of his pitchers was exposed by Sun-Times columnist and 670 The Score contributor Joe Cowley in Wednesday’s newspaper.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Don Cooper and Jake Peavy

Spiegel: Cowley Stirs The Pot Again

The GM got off the wire, helped the manager load up the canon for one final shot down to Florida, and tried his best to take down the big top once and for all.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

John Danks

Cowley: Sox Are ‘Talking To Everyone’

It’s day two of baseball’s winter meetings, and things are just getting started for the White Sox.

670 The Score–12/06/2011

Mark Buehrle

Rogers: White Sox Starters Could Be In Trouble

As each day passes, it appears more and and unlikely Buehrle will return. Coupled with the loss of Buehrle, reports have speculated that starting pitcher John Danks could also be shipped out for younger prospects. Add to that the loss of Edwin Jackson, who was traded before last year’s trade deadline, and you are missing some serious innings.

670 The Score–11/16/2011