Charlotte to play with double dose of Danks

July, 8, 2011
7/08/11
7:25
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO – John Danks got his wish and will pitch for Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday in his first injury rehab outing.

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AP Photo/Chris YoungJohn Danks will have his brother, Jordan, backing him up when he makes his next rehab start.

Danks has been on the disabled list since June 26 with a mild strain of his right oblique. He is scheduled to make two rehab starts and is expected to rejoin the starting rotation during the nine-game road trip to start the second half.

Danks was hoping to play with his younger brother Jordan, who is an outfielder at Charlotte.

John Danks was 3-8 with a 4.21 ERA over 15 starts before he was injured. Jordan Danks was batting .260 with 10 home runs and 40 RBIs at Charlotte after recovering from a slow start.

Charlotte will be playing at Gwinnett (GA) on Sunday. John Danks will pitch in that game and then get three days off for the All-Star break, before resuming his rehab schedule Thursday. The location of his rehab start next Friday has not been determined.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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