John Danks (or “Baby Danks” as Jen refers to him) is done for the season. He is scheduled to have surgery on Monday on his left shoulder that has had him out since mid-May. John had been doing a rehab stint in June, but was suffered setbacks during the outings.
Recently, he has been working on a couple of different programs in hopes of returning, but obviously it didn’t work. Recent MRI imaging showed that Danks has a Grade 1 subscapularis muscle tear in his shoulder.
In the off season, John signed a $65 million five-year extension with the team. That extension during the off season really confounded fans as just prior to the extension, Ken Williams used that dirty word of “rebuilding” with the team. Though, later he did clarify that it wasn’t going to be a complete rebuild. With news of Danks being done for the season, that extension he got now looks really awful. This on top of the fact that before he went on the disabled list in May, John wasn’t very effective.
Fortunately, the team has managed to get by without him with Jose Quintana really having stepped up to the plate when inserted into the rotation. Additionally, the team recently acquired Francisco Liriano for added insurance for the rotation. Though KW did not make any moves today on deadline day, it doesn’t preclude a potential deal in August with a waiver claim.
We will definitely have to stay tuned to see what, if anything, KW does to further bolster this team.