John Danks walked five batters and allowed four hits in a five-hitting rehab outing for the AAA Charlotte Knights on Tuesday, not exactly a razor-sharp performance. Danks worked his way through a 92-pitch outing and escaped with only two runs allowed.
Pitching in Columbus against the Clippers, Danks struck out four and threw only 52 pitches for strikes.
The Sox are hoping that Danks can return to the team after one or two more starts in the minors.
Danks pitched seven innings in his first rehab outing, for AA Birmingham on Thursday. He threw 89 pitches, 57 for strikes, walking one and striking out one over seven innings