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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 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

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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

James Shields (lat) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Charlotte.

Shields made it through a simulated game Monday with no issues. It's unclear if he'll need more than one start in the minors before rejoining the White Sox. Shields had a 1.62 ERA through three starts before hitting the DL with a lat strain last month.
May 29 - 12:18 PM

James Shields (lat) will throw a three-inning simulated game on Monday.

Shields threw another bullpen session Friday and said he felt better than he did during Wednesday's session. The hope is that he'll be ready for a rehab assignment after Monday's sim game.
May 26 - 4:00 PM

James Shields (lat) threw a successful bullpen session Wednesday.

Shields felt good during and after the workout and is lined up for another side session on Friday. The veteran right-hander will begin simulated work after that, then head out on a minor league rehab assignment. If he can avoid setbacks, he could be an option for the White Sox rotation around mid-June.
May 24 - 3:03 PM

James Shields (lat) will resume a throwing program on Monday.

Shields attempted light games of catch a couple weeks ago and didn't feel great, so he shut things down for a while again. He's ready to try again Monday, but it remains to be seen how he'll respond. Obviously, a timetable for a return remains up in the air.
May 14 - 12:49 PM

James Shields (lat) said Tuesday that he's not progressing as hoped.

Shields tried to resume light games of catch over the weekend but apparently didn't feel great. "Not responding as we'd like it to be," the veteran starter told reporters Tuesday evening of his strained right lat. Shields had registered an impressive 1.62 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 16/10 K/BB ratio through 16 2/3 innings (three starts) this season.
May 2 - 6:13 PM

James Shields (lat) made about 40 light throws on Saturday and said he "felt good."

It's unclear what the next step is for Shields at this point or if he'll require a rehab assignment before rejoining the White Sox' rotation. This is the first time in his 12-year career that Shields has been on the disabled list.
Apr 30 - 9:15 AM

James Shields (lat) said he expects to resume throwing this weekend.

Shields landed on the disabled list April 21 with a strained right lat muscle, but he told reporters Wednesday that he is "very encouraged" about the early part of his recovery process. Assuming no setbacks, the veteran right-hander projects to return to the White Sox starting rotation in early May. He had registered a 1.62 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 16/10 K/BB ratio through 16 2/3 innings (three starts) this season.
Apr 26 - 1:34 PM

White Sox placed RHP James Shields on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right lat.

The veteran right-hander has pitched surprisingly well through his first three starts, compiling a 1.62 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 16/10 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings. It's unclear at the moment how much time he may miss with the injury. Mike Pelfrey was scratched from his start at Triple-A Charlotte on Friday and could be an option to replace Shields in the White Sox rotation.
Apr 21 - 8:07 PM

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