White Sox left-hander John Danks is drawing "lots of interest" on the trade market, according to a baseball source. The market for Danks has picked up in the last three days, with "some progress" being made towards a deal. Multiple teams, including the Yankees, as Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported earlier, have checked in on the 29-year old.
Danks has been average this year, pitching to an 8-6 record and 4.35 ERA in 20 starts with Chicago. He has been thought of as a trade candidate due to his strong track record and the White Sox' status as a rebuilding team, and there now seems to be a substantial chance that he is moved before the July 31 trade deadline.
In addition to the Yankees, teams who would make sense for Danks include the Orioles, Blue Jays, Mariners and Pirates, who are all looking for rotation help on the trade market. Danks could interest teams who are looking to add a solid left-hander but not willing to pay the high price that the Phillies would likely receive for Cliff Lee.
Danks can block trades to six teams as part of a partial no-trade clause, but those teams are unknown at this time.