GLENDALE, Ariz. -- John Danks was in good spirits Friday morning, the day after his first bullpen session of camp.
"I was able to get through an upper body workout just now, so I guess that's a good sign,'' Danks said. "I won't know until I go out there and throw for a while. So far, so good."
Danks was heading to the fields to play catch and take part in pitchers fielding practice drills. He hasn't pitched in a game since late May and is recovering from left shoulder surgery in August. While battling through shoulder problems last year, Danks would feel good on the mound only to deal with issues the following day.
"Yeah, that was one of the biggest problems before surgery was the ability to bounce back,'' Danks said. "It's just another level, being able to bounce back and fit in again."
Danks will throw off the mound again on Sunday.
"There's no need to rush it,'' he said. "Feeling good."