Danks shut down for rest of season

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DETROIT — John Danks has made his last start of the season, manager Robin Ventura said Friday.

The White Sox left-hander, who had shoulder surgery last August, hasn’t missed a start since coming off the disabled list in May. He could have made one more this season, but Ventura said there is no need to work him any more.

“You’re looking at what he’s done and what he needs to do to get back,” Ventura said. “He’s pitched a lot from spring training on and even before spring training, we were even rushing him along to see what we could get. He’s done his work is how I look at it. And now he needs to rest and get back his strength and go.”

Danks made 22 starts, logged 138 1/3 innings, and finished with a 4-14 record and 4.75 ERA. In his last start Wednesday against the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field, he allowed four runs in the first two innings before retiring the last 16 batters he faced.

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