Danny returns to the Cubs as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training ... made his major league debut with the Cubs last season, eight years after being selected in the first round of the 2011 draft by Seattle ... Did not allow a run in six major league outings last season, striking out five batters in 3.1 innings ... Has gone 14-10 with a 2.85 ERA (61 ER/192.2 IP) in 61-career minor league outings, including 40 starts ... Pitched in just 22 games from 2013-18 due to multiple season-long injuries ... missed the entire 2014 and 2017 seasons due to left shoulder injuries ... Was selected to the MLB All-Star Futures Game in 2012 ... was also named a Southern League mid-season All-Star in 2012 ... Spent his first five pro seasons in the Seattle organization before being declared a free agent after the 2016 season ... was out of baseball in 2017 ... signed a minor league contract with the Cubs prior to 2018 ... Attended the University of Virginia where he went 32-5 with a 2.08 ERA in 51 outings from 2009-11 ... was a two-time ACC pitcher of the year (2010 and 2011) ... was selected with the second overall pick in the 2011 draft by Seattle ... Graduated from St. Albans School in Washington D.C. ... was named high school first-team All-American by Baseball America in 2008 (13-0, 0.74 ERA).
Danny made his major league debut, allowing no runs in six outings with Chicago ... in 14 relief outings with Iowa, he went 0-1 with three saves, a 0.91 WHIP and a 1.26 ERA (2 ER/14.1 IP), striking out 23 batters in 14.1 innings ... With Iowa, he limited foes to a .087 batting average against (4-for-46), including a .050 batting average by lefties (1-for-20) ... On injured list April 4-June 16 (left shoulder strain), June 26-July 17 (left groin strain) and August 14-Sept. 2 (left shoulder impingement syndrome) ... Was selected to the major league roster, September 7 ... made his major league debut the following afternoon at Milwaukee, striking out three batters in a scoreless inning of relief.
Made 10 appearances (three starts) in the Cubs minor league system, posting no record and a 5.19 ERA (5 ER/8.2 IP) ... made his season debut, August 3, with rookie league Mesa ... posted a 1.08 ERA (1 ER/8.1 IP) in his final nine outings.
Spent the 2017 campaign as a minor league free agent, recovering from a left shoulder injury.
Appeared in just two games on a rehab assignment with the AZL Mariners, June 20-24, allowing one run in 2.0 innings ... spent the entire season on the disabled list with a left rotator cuff tear.
Went 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA (3 ER/8.0 IP) in three outings with Double-A Jackson, May 1-17 ... on disabled list April 9-May 1 (recovery from left capsule tear) and May 26 through the end of the season (left shoulder strain).
Did not pitch during the regular season recovering from left shoulder surgery... Had left shoulder surgery on Oct. 1, 2013 to clean up his labrum and a partial tearof the rotator cuff and repaired the capsule... Spent the season rehabilitating at the Mariners player development complex in Peoria, AZ and participated in Instructional League.
Had left shoulder surgery Oct. 1 by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, FL…cleaned up the labrum and a partial tear of the rotator cuff, and repaired the capsule. Spent most of the season on the Triple-A disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. Had two stints on the DL, April 29-June 26 and July 7-Sept. 1. Went 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA (7 ER, 30.2 IP) in 6 starts with AAA Tacoma…averaged 9.98 K/9.0 IP (34 K) with the Rainiers. Made one rehab start with rookie-level AZL Mariners (1-0, 1.80 ERA, 8 K). Scratched from start April 25 at Las Vegas and placed on the DL. Rated as the No. 18 (MLB.com) and No. 29 (Baseball America) prospect entering 2013.
Split season between AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma in his first professional season ... Combined to go 9-7 with a 3.05 ERA (42 ER, 124.0 IP) in 25 starts...struck out 136 batters
(9.9 K/9.0 IP) and walked 75 (5.4 BB/9.0 IP) ... Made 12 starts with AAA Tacoma (1-4, 5.92)...walked 43 and struck out 57 ... Went 8-3, 1.19 ERA (10 ER, 75.1 IP) in 13 GS with Jackson...promoted to Tacoma on 6/20 ... Was the starting pitcher for the North in the Southern League All-Star Game (1.0 ShO IP) ... Ranked by MLB.com as the No. 9 prospect in baseball following the season (#16 preseason).
Enters the season ranked as the No. 16 prospect in baseball by MLB.com...also listed as the No. 3 LHP prospect by the website...Ranked by Baseball America as the Mariners No. 3 prospect, and the pitcher possessing the best control and changeup...Played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League...went 1-0 with 1.40 ERA (3 ER, 19.1 IP) in 6 starts...Named to the 2011 Arizona Fall League Top Prospects Team...Was the starting pitcher (West squad) in the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game...Ranked 3rd in the AFL in ERA (1.40) and 5th among starters in opponent avg (.225)...Held opponents to a .225 batting average (16x71), including .118 (2x17) vs. lefty batters...Allowed 1 run or fewer in all 6 starts, including 3 scoreless starts...Signed at the draft signing deadline on Aug. 15...Began the season as the Opening Day starter for the University of Virginia on Feb. 18 (vs. UAB) and had his last AFL start Nov. 12...As junior at the University of Virginia, went 12-3 with a 1.37 ERA (18 ER, 118.0 IP) with 165 strikeouts in 18 starts...led Virginia to the College World Series...Finalist for the Golden Spikes and Dick Howser Player of the Year awards...unanimous First-Team All-American...First-Team All-ACC and ACC Pitcher of the Year...Won the 2011 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award...batted .309 (42x136) with 11 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 35 RBI.