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Danks to miss at least one start

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danks.jpgThe hope is that John Danks will be sidelined with circulation issues in his left index finger for just one start.
However, White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper wanted to hold his optimism for one more day, after team trainers spent Tuesday afternoon trying to find a way to remedy the problem.
Danks, who was scheduled to start Wednesday, had been dealing with a blister on the finger for about two weeks. They've tried working through the problem, including using glue to keep it shut, but Danks was now having issues with circulation in the finger, making it harder to get a feel of his pitches.
"We're hoping, but we don't have much information on what's going on,'' Cooper responded, when asked if it would be just one start. "We'll know more tomorrow. The trainers are doing more things with him today and we'll know more tomorrow where we're heading. All we know right now is he's not making the start tomorrow. Five days from now, not sure yet.
"They've tried glue, they've tried a lot of things. It's more than just a little discomfort right now. It's getting in the way of some focus, and the finger is bothering him enough where he has to come out.''
Manager Ozzie Guillen was a bit more optimistic.
"He'll miss one start and hopefully it's no more than that,'' Guillen said. "He was having trouble feeling the ball. We'll move him one start and hopefully that will be enough for him to come back and finish the rest of the season.''
Replacing Danks against the Rays will be right-handed pitcher Carlos Torres, who leads the International League with a 2.20 ERA and ranked second in strikeouts with 96.
Torres will get the call from Class AAA Charlotte, but Guillen wasn't sure what the corresponding move would be.
As far as Torres, Cooper said he was the best choice for the spot start.
"Mr. Torres has done a good job over the years in the system, and now he's doing it in Triple-A,'' Cooper said. "He's got a good fastball. I think I saw it the other night at 92-94 in the Triple-A All-Star Game. That night I also saw him locate his fastball, throw some good curveballs and some cutters. The consensus from everyone around him is that he's the right choice to come up here and fill in Danksi's spot [Wednesday].''
Danks was 8-6 with a 3.98 ERA in 18 starts so far this season.

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I have turned off the television the last two nights before Jenks came in to "close". He is simply unwatchable right now. He needs to take drastic action to turn things around. Anything would be better than what he is doing right now. Maybe getting rid of that ridiculous goatee would be a start and might help. Go Sox!!!

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