John Danks made his third minor league rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Charlotte, throwing 101 pitches over six innings and allowing three runs, seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts.

After his start, Danks said he needs at least one more rehab start before he could be considered ready to pitch in the majors. He'll start on May 18, and then hopes his next outing will come with the White Sox.

"I haven’t heard anything specifically. I don’t think I need too much more," Danks said. "I’m hoping I have another good one in the next one. I’m certain me and Rick (Hahn, general manager) will be in touch and talk about that. Not very far off."

Danks didn't ask about what his velocity was on Sunday, but estimated it was between 87-91 miles per hour on his fastball. While he doesn't sound like someone expecting to have the ability to throw upwards of 91 anymore, he's not worried about struggling to adapt to an upper-80's fastball.

"I have to be able to play off change so it’s a big part, but I think can be just as effective at 88 than I would be at 93," Danks said. "I’m throwing the ball where I want to throw it rather than putting a lot behind the ball."

Three months ago, Danks' goal was to return for the start of the regular season. The left-hander, who will earn $14.25 million per year through 2016, got knocked around in spring training, when it became clear he wouldn't be ready for Opening Day.

Danks, though, feels he'll be ready to go soon.

"It just didn’t happen and we were at the mercy of my shoulder," Danks said. "We’ve cleared this hump and I’m focused on pitching right now as opposed to actual physical stuff. I’m on the right track. If It takes one more, perfect. If I need another one, I know I won’t need much more."