Royals look to complete first season-opening sweep since 2008
APR 9, 2:03a ET | AP
Rotowire: Apr 15 / 12:44p ET
News: Danks struck out three and walked two while allowing four runs -- three earned -- on six hits over 4.2 innings in a losing effort Wednesday.
Impact: Failing to get through five innings, Danks simply couldn't fool the Cleveland lineup in Wednesday's outing (five swinging strikes, 87 pitches). His contract figures to offer up a long leash as a member of the rotation on the south side of Chicago, and Danks will try to turn it around with a two-start week beginning Monday at home against the Tribe before an April 25 home start against Kansas City.
Rotowire: Apr 9 / 1:25p ET
News: Danks gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.2 innings Thursday against Kansas City. He struck out just one batter.
Impact: An ugly start to things for Danks, but that's no surprise -- he hasn't been anything remotely close to a legitimate fantasy asset since 2010. The fact that Danks has held down a rotation spot for the White Sox through these years of poor pitching is borderline unbelievable; most fantasy owners, on the other hand, have long since learned their lesson and abandoned him to the waiver wire, where he belongs in the vast majority of formats.
Rotowire: Mar 8 / 6:47a ET
News: Danks will pitch in a simulated game Tuesday instead of making his scheduled start in a Cactus League game, CSN Chicago reports.
Impact: There does not appear to be an injury at play. Rather, the team would like to give pitching prospect Tyler Danish a shot at more advanced batters. Danks remains on track to serve as the club's No. 4 starter to start the year.