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Danks leaves start early with oblique injury

Posted on: June 25, 2011 4:46 pm
Edited on: June 25, 2011 5:50 pm
By Matt Snyder

White Sox starting pitcher John Danks has left his start after just 1 2/3 innings due to a strained right oblique muscle. The left-hander could be seen grimacing in pain after a pitch to Jerry Hairston and was removed from the game after consulting with a trainer on the pitching mound.

It's obviously far too early to know how serious the injury might be, but an oblique injury likely means a trip to the disabled list. Players sometimes miss up to six weeks with oblique injuries, depending upon severity. The White Sox do have the luxury of having a six-man starting rotation. Unfortunately for the White Sox, though, Danks has the hot hand right now. He was 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in his last three starts heading into Saturday.

As for Saturday, the injury really puts some extra strain on the White Sox bullpen. They lost a 14-inning game to the Nationals Friday night, in which the bullpen threw seven innings. If the White Sox are going to win Saturday, they'll need 7 1/3 innings of work from the 'pen -- assuming the game doesn't go to extra innings again. One item of interest, Jake Peavy entered the game as a relief pitcher for the first time in his career.

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