John Danks' second rehab start may not have been as good as the first, but it was pain-free.
"I felt good," he said after allowing five hits and three earned runs in 2 1/3 innings Saturday against the Diamondbacks. "It's still a work in progress. I wasn't throwing as hard as I anticipate when it's all said and done. But I threw all four pitches. There weren't any restraints."
Danks, who had offseason shoulder surgery and hasn't pitched in a regular-season game since last May, walked two batters and threw a wild pitch and reached his pitch count about an inning earlier than hoped.
"Part of (control problems) was mixing in a few more breaking balls," he said. "But, definitely, compared to the last start, my fastball command wasn't nearly as good and my changeup either.
Danks struggles in second Sox start
Chicago Tribune | Mar 10