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James Shields | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 16 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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James Shields surrendered two runs in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision effort versus the Rangers on Friday.
He made one mistake -- hanging a pitch that first baseman Mike Napoli yanked over the wall for a two-run homer. Shields whiffed six batters, walked three and allowed five hits in a rare good start. His ERA improves to 5.72 with a 1.57 WHIP in 14 starts. He has 64 strikeouts and 35 walks in 74 innings. His bygone days as an ace starter seem likely to stay in the rear-view mirror. Aug 19 - 12:54 AM

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James Shields allowed three runs in six innings while punching out eight batters versus the Royals on Saturday.

He surrendered a solo shot to Eric Hosmer in the first inning and two more runs in the second. He settled down from there and stuck around long enough for a quality start. It was a rare solid game from the 12-year veteran. He has a 5.90 ERA and unhealthy 1.57 WHIP in 13 starts.
Aug 12 - 10:52 PM

James Shields allowed four runs -- three earned -- in six innings and was charged with a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.

He gave up a pair of two-run bombs, one to Andrew Benintendi and one to Jackie Bradley Jr. Other than those two big mistakes he was solid by his shaky standards. He struck out six and walked one batter. Shields falls to 2-4 with a woeful 6.03 ERA in 12 starts.
Aug 5 - 10:17 PM

James Shields struggled in a losing effort against the Cubs on Wednesday, giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits in four-plus innings of work.

Big Game James walked three and punched out four on the evening. He had allowed just one run through the first four innings, but the Cubs broke it open as the first four hitters reached to start the fifth inning, including a three-run double by Anthony Rizzo. Shields now owns a troublesome 5.86 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season. He’ll do battle against the Blue Jays his next time out and can continue to be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jul 27 - 12:19 AM

James Shields was knocked around for six runs over 4 1/3 innings against the Royals on Friday.

Shields didn’t factor into the decision. He gave up 10 hits (including a solo homer to Mike Moustakas) and walked three. He’s now allowed six runs in three out of his six starts since returning from the disabled list. His days of fantasy relevance appear numbered.
Jul 22 - 1:07 AM

The Athletics tagged James Shields for three longballs and six runs over 4 2/3 innings on Tuesday.

Two of the dingers came off the bat of Yonder Alonso, with the second one serving as the knockout punch of Shields in the fifth inning. Shields has faced the A’s twice in the last week and a half and allowed three homers to them in both outings. He’s been taken deep 10 times in his first seven starts this season.
Jul 4 - 7:36 PM

James Shields surrendered three runs (two) runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

Those 6 1/3 innings were the most Shields has thrown in a game this season. He was not perfect by any stretch of the imagination -- the Yankees stung multiple balls which just happened to find gloves and the veteran walked three on the evening -- but all-and-all it was a fine performance. Shields will carry a 3.98 ERA and 1.42 WHIP into a road date with the A's next time he takes to the rubber.
Jun 30 - 2:05 AM

James Shields got knocked around in Saturday’s loss to the Athletics, scattering seven hits and six runs over three lackluster innings.

He walked three and struck out five while throwing 51 of his 85 pitches for strikes. Shields led the majors in home runs allowed last year and the home run ball played a big role in his meltdown on Saturday. He gave up long balls to Franklin Barreto, Matt Olson and Jaycob Brugman before getting the hook from manager Rick Renteria. The 35-year-old has produced a disastrous 9.34 ERA since coming off the disabled list earlier this week. Shields will look to redeem himself Thursday against the Yankees.
Jun 24 - 7:13 PM

James Shields surrendered three earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Blue Jays.

It was his first start since April 16 and he looked rusty, yielding seven hits and a walk as the White Sox fell 7-3. Shields watched his season ERA balloon from 1.62 to 2.42. The 35-year-old right-hander is not a recommended fantasy starter moving forward.
Jun 18 - 4:17 PM

White Sox activated RHP James Shields from the 10-day disabled list.

Shields will rejoin the White Sox' rotation on Sunday in a start versus the Blue Jays. The veteran right-hander has been sidelined since mid-April due to a strained right lat in what was his first ever trip to the disabled list.
Jun 18 - 10:13 AM

James Shields (lat) will start against the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Shields has been out of commission since mid-April due to a strained right lat. He has had no health setbacks in his minor league rehab work and is now ready to rejoin the rotation. Prior to going down injured, he had allowed three runs on nine hits over 16 2/3 innings (three starts).
Jun 14 - 6:03 PM

James Shields (lat) allowed two runs on five hits over five innings Tuesday in his third rehab start with Triple-A Charlotte.

Shields struck out six and walked three. Most importantly, he made it to 90 pitches. The veteran right-hander should be cleared to return to the White Sox rotation by early next week after missing two months with a lat strain. He had a shiny but lucky 1.62 ERA through his first three starts this season for Chicago.
Jun 14 - 12:53 PM

James Shields (lat) will make one more minor league rehab start before joining the White Sox's rotation.

Shields completed his second rehab start Thursday for Triple-A Charlotte and should need just one more tuneup before he's ready to return to the big leagues. The right-hander has been working his way back from a lat injury he suffered in mid-April.
Jun 9 - 6:11 PM

James Shields (lat) allowed four hits and two runs over five innings of work Thursday in a rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte.

He struck out five and didn't walk anyone while throwing 47 of his 72 pitches for strikes. The right-hander has pitched to a 3.00 ERA over two rehab starts and should be ready to rejoin the White Sox's starting rotation. A lat strain has sidelined Shields since mid-April.
Jun 8 - 9:51 PM

James Shields (lat) will make his second rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Charlotte.

Shields allowed three runs -- one earned -- on three hits in his rehab debut last weekend at Charlotte. He struck out three and did not issue a walk but only threw 54 pitches. The veteran right-hander has been on the disabled list since April 21 with a strained lat and might need a total of three minor league rehab appearances -- his final one likely coming early next week.
Jun 7 - 2:39 PM

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