Braves part ways with John Danks

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher John Danks throws against the New York Yankees in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
(AP Photo/John Raoux)

The Atlanta Braves will be parting ways with a veteran hurler this week. Left-handed pitcher John Danks has asked for and will be granted his release by the club.

However, it is also worth noting that while Danks is willing to sign elsewhere around the league, the seasoned southpaw is reportedly unwilling to accept a minor league contract.

Even so, Danks originally inked a minor league deal with Atlanta back in December. He then promptly allowed 7 runs while striking out 7 opposing batters and walking another 6 over the course of 9.2 innings of work this spring.

The 31-year-old left-hander previously spent his entire big league career as a member of the Chicago White Sox. He notably spent a total of 10 seasons in the Windy City before eventually parting ways with the White Sox en route to Atlanta. Even so, it appears that Danks must now find a new home somewhere else as his brief stint as a member of the Braves did not conclude as planned.

Last season, he made a mere 4 starts in what would become his final go-round as a member of the White Sox. As a result, he tallied a whopping 7.25 ERA across 22.1 innings of work. He also added a winless 0-4 record alongside 11 strikeouts and 5 walks.

Over the course of his decade-long big league career, Danks has started all 247 of his regular season outings.

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