Danks went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 20 after feeling an abnormal soreness in the back of his left throwing shoulder following a start against the Chicago Cubs on May 19.
“I’m supposed to throw a long hard side on Wednesday,” Danks said prior to Tuesday’s game. “So I sat down with [pitching coach Don Cooper] and we kind of are making a schedule. But yeah, play catch [Tuesday] and get after it and take it up another step [Wednesday.]
“It’s been long enough now that I need to get out there and get in a game. I’d imagine I’d go on a rehab start. Hopefully everything goes well [Wednesday] and it will be soon after that. I got to wait for the official word.”
Danks said he was feeling better.
“Oh, by far,” Danks said. “I feel a lot better. So far, so good.”
Jose Quintana will replace Danks in the rotation for the third consecutive time on Wednesday. Quintana is 1-0 with 1.69 ERA in four games, including two starts, this season.
Danks has a 3-4 record with a 5.70 ERA this season. He had his best outing of the season in his last start, allowing three hits and no runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Cubs.
Danks received a five-year, $65 million contract extension in the offseason. He’ll make $8 million this season and jump to $14.25 from 2013-16.