John Danks (shoulder) went 4 2/3 innings Saturday in his third minor league rehab start.
If everything checks out with the left-hander early this week, he should be cleared to join the White Sox starting rotation on Friday night against the Marlins. Danks has been on the shelf all year and makes for a decent waiver stash right now in AL-only fantasy leagues. Since he's coming off shoulder surgery and still rebuilding his arm strength, it might not be wise to trust him right out of the gate in standard mixed formats. Even against Miami.
Gordon Beckham (hand) tallied three hits Sunday in his second rehab game with Triple-A Charlotte.
Beckham went 2-for-4 on Saturday in his rehab debut and is looking ready to rejoin the White Sox. But since he's been out so long -- over five weeks -- the second baseman will likely remain on the farm until Friday.
Jake Peavy was charged with four earned runs on four hits over six innings in a loss Sunday against the Angels.
Peavy struggled with his control (five walks), but allowed just four hits and had seven strikeouts. After giving up consecutive two run innings, he retired the last seven batters he faced. It ends a streak of five-straight games in which Peavy had surrendered two or fewer runs. Peavy shouldn't have any trouble getting back on track in his next start Saturday vs. the Marlins.
Adam Dunn (back) is back in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.
Dunn left Saturday's game with back spasms, but he's feeling a lot better a day later. The veteran is batting .421/.450/1.158 with four homers and 10 RBI over his last five games.
Hector Santiago lasted only 3 1/3 innings Saturday as the White Sox fell to the Angels.
Santiago cruised through the first three innings but simply lost it in the fourth after yielding a solo home run to Mark Trumbo to lead off the frame. His ERA jumped from 2.23 to 2.78 and his WHIP moved from 1.08 to 1.21. The regression should have been expected. Santiago will try to bounce back next week in an easy outing against the Marlins.
Adam Dunn left Saturday's game against the Angels due to back spasms.
Jeff Keppinger hit for the first baseman in the fifth inning. Spasms are generally a day-to-day thing, so we'll have to see how Dunn is feeling Sunday before knowing if he'll have to miss some games. It's unfortunate timing, too, as Dunn has been heating up at the plate.