CHICAGO - JUNE 27: Starting pitcher John Danks #50 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field on June 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Chicago White Sox have announced left-handed starting pitcher John Danks will undergo season-ending exploratory left shoulder surgery on Monday with the hope he will be ready by next year's spring training.
Humber and Floyd are TBA for Angels. Herm and Danks made it official on surgery for Monday.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 31, 2012
Danks hasn't pitched in the majors since mid-May and most recently suffered a setback in a rehab start in June. However, the White Sox were prepared for this news and the team went out and brought southpaw Francisco Liriano to the team.
The 27-year-old Danks abruptly ends his 2012 season with a career-worst 5.70 ERA across a career-low 53 2/3 innings of work. Danks also held career-worst numbers in strikeout rate (5.0 K/9) and walk rate (3.9 BB/9.
During the off-season, John Danks signed a five-year, $65 million deal to remain with the White Sox long-term.