10DJames Shields
SP CWS
12 hours ago

Shields said his shoulder injury is something he normally would try to fight through but didn't want the injury to impact the team, JJ Stankevitz of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields' cavalier attitude about the injury suggests he'll spend the minimum 10 days on the disabled list. The right-hander said he felt a strain during his start last Sunday and pitched through it to deliver six innings. The decision to place him on the DL makes perfect sense. Given his situation with the White Sox in 2017 -- a veteran starter in the final year of a contract pitching for a rebuilding team -- both the organization and the pitcher want him healthy for an eventual trade. The White Sox can get a better haul from a healthy Shields while he gets to pitch important games in a pennant race.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
2 days ago

Shields was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a strained lat.

EDGE Analysis

Shields had been pitching excellently to open the season, with 16 strikeouts and just three earned runs allowed through 16.2 innings. His disabled list stint is backdated to April 18, so he may miss only one start should the injury prove to be minor. A corresponding roster move will be announced prior to Saturday's game.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
6 days ago

Shields allowed one run on five hits and three walks while striking out five over six innings in Sunday's 3-1 extra-inning win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

This was the third straight start with just one earned run allowed for Shields, who has allowed just nine base hits over 16.2 innings in 2017. Opposing batters are hitting just .153 and he's yet to allow more than one run in any of his starts. But potential problems. The right-hander has walked 10 batters over his three starts and allowed a home run each. It's only a matter of time before those homers plate runners Shields has walked.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
2 weeks ago

Shields allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings in Tuesday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

For the second straight start, Shields ran into early trouble -- Francisco Lindor took him deep in the first inning -- and he was able to overcome that trouble for a second straight start. The right-hander retired 12 consecutive batters at one point and kept his team in the game. Unfortunately, the White Sox were unable to generate much in the way of scoring opportunities, something that's dogged the offense this season. Shields is next scheduled to pitch Saturday in Minnesota.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
2 weeks ago

Shields allowed one run on two hits and five walks while striking out five over 5.1 innings in Thursday's 11-2 win over the Tigers, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

The White Sox made it easy for Shields, putting nine runs on the board by the end of the fourth inning, but he was challenged by wildness and needed to pitch around the five walks, none of which came around to score. He got better the deeper into the game he got and didn't cede much hard contact over 104 pitches (58 strikes). It was an encouraging start for the 34-year-old right-hander, who starts 2017 with a clean slate after a disastrous 2016 season.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
3 weeks ago

Shields will make his season debut Thursday against the Tigers after Wednesday's game was postponed.

EDGE Analysis

Mother nature has wreaked havoc on the Tigers-White Sox series this week, forcing the postponement of two scheduled contests. Shields will simply have to wait another day to begin his 12th season in the big leagues, when he matches up against Matt Boyd in the series finale.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
3 weeks ago

Shields won't make his scheduled start Wednesday after the White Sox's game against the Tigers was postponed due to rain, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

EDGE Analysis

With rain descending on Chicago again Wednesday, the White Sox and Tigers will have a game postponed for the second time in the series. Wednesday's game will be made up as part of a straight doubleheader May 26. White Sox manager Rick Renteria hasn't mentioned how the postponement will affect his rotation plans, but it's expected that Shields will simply have his start pushed back a day to Thursday for the series finale, assuming the weather cooperates.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
3 weeks ago

Shields simulated a few innings and got in a bullpen session Friday, Andrew Guzman of the White Sox's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields had been scheduled to start Friday's exhibition game against the Brewers, but requested to throw a bullpen session instead. He said he was able to "work out a few kinks" and it was a good tuneup for his fist regular-season start scheduled Wednesday, April 5, against Detroit.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
3 weeks ago

Shields will throw a bullpen session Friday instead of making a final spring start, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields finishes with a 3.45 ERA and a 12:7 K:BB ratio over 15.2 innings this spring and heads into the season as the team's number two starter. The right-hander will look to improve upon a miserable 2016 campaign with the Sox (6.77 ERA, 31 home runs allowed), beginning next Wednesday against Detroit.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
4 weeks ago

Shields allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out two over five innings in Sunday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

That's a lot of baserunners to be allowing but Shields was able to limit the damage to just one inning. Shields will likely pitch in one of the exhibition games against the Brewers next weekend before making his regular season debut the following Wednesday, April 5, against the Tigers.