James Shields
SP CWS
6 days ago

Shields (2-2) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks over six innings in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Mariners. He struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty made only one real mistake, but Robinson Cano took that hung slider and drove it over the wall in right-center for a three-run homer that proved to be the difference in the game. Shields has now served up at least one home run in seven of his eight starts this season, and a 2.3 HR/9 combined with a 4.7 BB/9 makes his 5.10 ERA seem almost fortunate. With the White Sox lacking alternatives for their rotation, though, he'll head back to the mound next Friday on the road against the Royals.

James Shields
SP CWS
2 weeks ago

Shields allowed six runs on six hits and two walks across 4.2 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Athletics. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

Shields fell victim to the long ball in this one, allowing home runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to account for five of the runs on his ledger. He routinely worked from behind, throwing first-pitch strikes to just 11 of 22 hitters, and he was in the strike zone just 58 percent of the time. This outing marked the second time in the last three that Shields gave up six earned runs and his ERA has inflated to 4.95 after a promising start to the season. Home runs allowed remain a key factor in his performance from start to start, and he will look to improve in that aspect after the All-Star break when he next takes the mound.

James Shields
SP CWS
3 weeks ago

Shields (2-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks in Thursday's win over the Yankees. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

Shields put together one of his best outings all season against a potent Yankees offense, and he was able to notch his first quality start in three tries since returning from the disabled list as a result. He still wasn't extremely sharp, as he walked more batters than he struck out and allowed some hard contact, but the positive news is that he didn't allow a home run for the first time all season. The 35-year-old, who has compiled a 3.98 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 31.2 innings this season, is lined up to face the A's in his next scheduled start.

James Shields
SP CWS
4 weeks ago

Shields (1-1) gave up six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over three innings in a loss to the A's on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He held his own in his first start back from the DL, but Shields took a step back in this one, reverting to his 2016 ways with three home runs allowed. The 35-year-old saw his ERA and WHIP shoot from 2.42 and 1.21, respectively, to 4.26 and 1.46 with this poor showing. Shields is in line for a terrifying matchup against the Yankees his next time out.

James Shields
SP CWS
1 month ago

Shields (shoulder) allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk across 5.2 innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Blue Jays. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

Shields, who was making his first start in over two months because of a shoulder injury, allowed just one run through his initial five frames. He got the first two men in the sixth but faded a bit as he proceeded to walk Troy Tulowitzki before Russell Martin launched a two-run home run to chase him from the game. Shields worked up to 86 pitches and was in the strike zone at a 66 percent clip -- two positive signs after such a long layoff -- and he will look to build on an encouraging return to the mound Saturday against the Athletics.

James Shields
SP CWS
1 month ago

Shields (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day disabled list in advance of his scheduled start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

In order to make room for Shields on the active roster, rotation mate Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder) was placed on the disabled list. After completing three productive rehab starts with Triple-A Charlotte, Shields should face no limitations while he rejoins the White Sox for his first appearance in over two months. The right-hander was off to a nice start to the season before hitting the DL for the first time in his career, compiling a 1.62 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 16.2 innings.

James Shields
SP CWS
1 month ago

Shields (shoulder) is expected to come off the disabled list and start Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields has been cleared to rejoin the White Sox's rotation after making three minor-league rehab starts for Triple-A Charlotte. The 35-year-old will look to pick up where he left in the big-leagues, as he had allowed just three runs on nine hits across 16.2 innings (three starts) before landing on the DL. He also struck out 16 batters, though he did walk five.

James Shields
SP CWS
1 month ago

Shields (shoulder) will make one more rehab start before being activated off the DL, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields recently threw 72 pitches on Thursday for Triple-A Charlotte, going over five innings while only allowing two runs on four hits. The right-hander also struck out five, and will look to make one last start before rejoining the White Sox. This likely means that Shields won't appear with Chicago until June 18 at the earliest.

James Shields
SP CWS
1 month ago

Shields allowed two runs on four hits while striking out five over five innings in a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Shields ran his pitch count up to 72, 18 more than he threw in his first rehab start. The White Sox will have to assess the outing and determine the right-hander's next step but he's at a level where he could throw 90-95 his next time out, which could be in the majors.

James Shields
SP CWS
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

The start would put Shields on line to make a return to the rotation next week against the Orioles, if the team does indeed decide on that course of action. The veteran right-hander looked impressive in his first rehab outing since suffering a setback in early May, as he allowed one earned run over four efficient innings and struck out three. Thursday's start will serve as a firm indication as to his readiness for a return.