10DJames Shields
SP CWS
1 day ago

Shields (shoulder) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday and is set for simulated game Monday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After suffering a setback earlier this month, it appears Shields is well on his way to returning to regular action, but he'll likely need one or two rehab starts to build up his arm strength before resuming a rotation spot. The right-hander compiled an atrocious 6.77 ERA over 22 starts with the White Sox last season, yet allowed just three earned runs over 16.2 innings in his first three starts this year prior to landing on the DL.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
3 days ago

Shields' (shoulder) bullpen session went well Wednesday and he'll throw another one Friday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields is very happy with how he's progressed through his rehab as of late, and it seems like he's nearing a return to facing hitters. It's unclear when this next step will take place, but more should become clear following Friday's outing.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
3 days ago

Shields (shoulder) will throw off a mound Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be Shields' first mound work since being placed on the disabled list April 16. The White Sox will be greatly interested in how Shields responds to the session as it comes one day after Dylan Covey left his start with an oblique injury.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
2 weeks ago

Shields (shoulder) played catch Monday and will begin a throwing program Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Shields hadn't thrown since April 16 when he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right latissimus dorsi muscle.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
2 weeks ago

Shields (shoulder) will resume a throwing program Monday, Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shields has been sidelined since late April with the strained right lat muscle, and though he initially expected to return from the disabled list in the 10-day minimum or close to it, those plans were shelved after he suffered a setback earlier this month. After taking the past two weeks off to rest up, Shields said his lat has responded nicely, so he'll attempt to work his way back into action. Shields may need a week or longer to build up his arm strength and head out on a rehab assignment before the White Sox activate him and return him to the rotation.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
3 weeks ago

Shields (shoulder) had begun a throwing program but has been shut down, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "He's been throwing every other day, and we're going to kind of shut that down a little bit and let that calm down,'' manager Rick Renteria said.

EDGE Analysis

With the 35-year-old's shoulder not responding has hoped, Shields faces a longer term stay on the disabled list. Shields' bad news is good news for the Mike Pelfrey fantasy owners out there as he will continue to fill in for Shields for now.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
4 weeks ago

Shields (shoulder) has resumed playing catch, but isn't expected to come off the 10-day disabled list in the near future, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports. "I couldn't give you a timetable [for Shields], but I know he's getting better," manager Rick Renteria said Monday. "We'll make a determination on that as he continues to improve."

EDGE Analysis

After a dreadful 2016 campaign, Shields was off to a nice start to the new season through three starts, surrendering three runs in 16.2 innings before the shoulder injury surfaced. The White Sox likely won't have a better feel for the health of Shields, who is on the disabled list for the first time in his career, until he starts throwing bullpen sessions.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
4 weeks ago

Shields (shoulder) made 40 tosses during a throwing session Saturday and said he "felt good," Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was the first time Shields had thrown since he was placed on the disabled list April 18. The next step for the right-hander will be a bullpen session and possibly a rehab start.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
1 month ago

Shields (shoulder) is "very encouraged" about how his lat is feeling and hopes to begin throwing over the weekend, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Everything seems to be going in the right direction following his placement on the disabled list on April 21, which bodes well for the veteran right-hander. As long as everything goes well when he resumes throwing, there is a chance that Shields returns from the DL after the minimum 10 days.

10DJames Shields
SP CWS
1 month 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.