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Old 03-21-2013, 12:27 AM
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I wouldn't panic about this just yet. It's concerning, yes, but a lot of times the first year back after surgery is pretty rough on pitchers.

Jake Peavy had surgery in 2010. He was a much better pitcher in 2012 than he was in 2011. His ERA was nearly 5 his first year back from surgery. Last year in the second year back, it was 3.37 -- which was right around career average for Jake and very good by American League standards.

I think this is going to be a tough year for John Danks. In fact, I think it will be ugly at times. However, I don't think it necessarily means he's done.
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