The Chicago White Sox reinstated pitcher John Danks from the disabled list before Friday’s start against the Miami Marlins. The 28-year-old left-hander had been sidelined for more than a year by a shoulder injury.
He hasn’t pitched since May 19 last season and had surgery in August to repair a capsule tear and remove debris in his rotator cuff and biceps.
He was hoping to be ready for the start of the season, but the White Sox placed him on the 15-day disabled list on March 26. Danks had a career-high 15 wins for the White Sox in 2010, but he was 8-12 with a 4.33 ERA in 2011.
To make room for Danks, the White Sox optioned left-hander Donnie Veal to Triple-A Charlotte following Wednesday’s game against Boston.
Red Sox lose two starters
The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Alfredo Aceves and infielder Jose Iglesias.
In other moves Friday, both involving catchers, David Ross was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list and Ryan Lavarnway was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Victorino went on the list retroactive to May 21 with a strained left hamstring. Middlebrooks has a low back strain and left Thursday night’s 12-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians after the fourth inning. Victorino is hitting .283 in 34 games. Middlebrooks is batting .201 in 46 games.
Aceves and Iglesias began the season with Boston before going to Pawtucket. In five major-league games, Aceves was 1-1 with an 8.66 ERA. Iglesias hit .450 in six games.
Around the leagues
The Colorado Rockies activated outfielder Michael Cuddyer from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Josh Rutledge to Triple-A Colorado Springs. … The Toronto Blue Jays moved pitcher J.A. Happ to the 60-day disabled list as the left-hander recovers from injuries after being hit in the head by a line drive earlier in this month. Happ suffered a skull fracture and a sprained right knee. Happ also suffered minor hearing loss after the incident, but said his hearing is returning to normal. Also Friday, left-handed reliever Darren Oliver was put on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain and left-hander Sean Nolin was added to the roster. Oliver, 42, is 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA in 17 games this season. … The Milwaukee Brewers activated reliever Tom Gorzelanny from the 15-day disabled list and placed starting pitcher Hiram Burgos on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder impingement… The Cincinnati Reds placed left-handed reliever Sean Marshall on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore pitching shoulder. Left-hander Manny Parra was activated off the disabled list. … The Philadelphia Phillies recalled utility player Michael Martinez and right-handed reliever Michael Stutes. The Phillies optioned Phillippe Aumont to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. … The Seattle Mariners designated infielder Robert Andino for assignment, put catcher Jesus Sucre from Triple-A Tacoma on the 40-man roster and recalled infielder Carlos Triunfel from Tacoma. … The San Diego Padres recalled left-hander Tommy Layne from Triple-A Tucson and optioned right-hander Burch Smith.