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Danks sees specialist in LA

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LOS ANGELES -- Still searching to find what's causing the soreness in his left shoulder, White Sox left-hander John Danks was examined by Angels orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lewis Yocum on Saturday, manager Robin Ventura said.

"They're still trying to figure it out,'' Ventura said. "There's no bad news. They're still trying to figure out what it is. You continue to wait and let the guys who know medically what he's going through and what it is.''

Danks has been on the disabled list since May 20 with a left shoulder strain.

He pitched four innings in a minor-league rehab outing on Tuesday but experienced soreness in the days following. He said Friday that he will meet with Sox team doctor Gregory Nicholson on Monday in Chicago. Yocum is based in Anaheim.

With Danks on the shelf and starters Gavin Floyd and Philip Humber struggling, the rotation has become the team's primary concern. Ventura

"If you're not winning games and they're not pitching as good as you feel they can, you're always looking at it,'' Ventura said. "[Humber and Floyd] are the best guys for us, that's the way I look at it. To fix it rather than look for somebody else to take it over. I believe the ability is there. We have to figure out a way to find it.''

Humber was staked to a 4-0 lead in the third inning in Saturday night's game against the Dodgers, but couldn't hold it. The Dodgers roughed him up for four runs on six hits in the bottom of the third.

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