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Top James Shields News

  • James Shields: Auditioning for teams

    Shields remains focused on continuing his playing career and recently completed throwing sessions in front of representatives from the Tigers, Indians and Rangers, Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network reports.

    With 30-plus starts in all but one season since 2007, Shields could have some appeal to clubs as experienced, durable rotation depth, but that's about all he has working in his favor at this stage of his career. The 37-year-old hasn't posted a sub-4.00 ERA since 2015 and has seen his strikeout rate fall precipitously along with his velocity over the subsequent three years. Unless it's reported that he's added a few ticks to his heater in his workouts, there's little reason to be bullish about Shields' prospects should he resurface in the big leagues at any point in 2019.

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  • James Shields: Heads to free agency

    The White Sox declined Shields' $16 million option for 2019, making him a free agent.

    As expected, the White Sox opted to exercise their $2 million buyout of the veteran right-hander, who posted a 4.53 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 154:78 K:BB across 204.2 innings. Shields' prior major-league experience should help him find work elsewhere, though his days as a reliable fantasy asset appear to be behind him.

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  • White Sox's James Shields: Reaches 200 innings

    Shields allowed four runs on six hits and four walks while striking out six over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Indians.

    Shields was on the hook for a loss, but his teammates picked him up with a three-run ninth inning to pull out a 5-4 win. The outing pushed Shields to 204.2 innings for the season, the 10th 200-inning season for the 36-year-old. He finishes the season 7-16 with a 4.53 ERA, which is an improvement on the combined 5.60 ERA he posted over the previous two seasons. He enters the offseason as a free agent.

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  • White Sox's James Shields: Allows two homers in no-decision

    Shields pitched six innings Thursday, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks in the win over Cleveland. He struck out one and gave up two home runs in the no-decision.

    Despite allowing just two runs, it definitely wasn't a great start for Shields, allowing two homers for the third straight outing. On the bright side, he did avoid what would have been his 17th loss on the season. He'll carry a 4.48 ERA into a rematch with Cleveland on Tuesday.

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  • White Sox's James Shields: Hurls six quality innings vs. Baltimore

    Shields (7-16) allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five over six innings Friday, securing the victory against the Orioles.

    Shields gave up two solo home runs on the day, both to Trey Mancini, but he exited the ballgame with a 7-2 lead. Shields managed to bounce back from a rough start his last time out, in which he surrendered six runs and took the loss Saturday versus the Angels. He'll carry a 4.53 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 147 strikeouts into his next outing Thursday against Cleveland.

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  • White Sox's James Shields: Burned by Angels

    Shields (6-16) took the loss Saturday as the White Sox were routed 12-3 by the Angels, coughing up six runs on nine hits and a walk over 4.1 innings while striking out one.

    Mike Trout took him deep twice, but Shields wasn't exactly sharp against the rest of the Angels' lineup, throwing only 44 of 78 pitches for strikes. The veteran right-hander will take a 4.58 ERA into his next start Friday in Baltimore.

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  • White Sox's James Shields: Tosses six shutout frames

    Shields (6-15) pitched six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out six as he secured the win Sunday against Boston.

    Shields turned in a stellar performance against a tough Boston starting nine, as he recorded a quality start and threw 57 of 93 pitches for strikes. The 36-year old has looked sharp over his previous two outings, allowing just two runs across 11.2 frames while punching out nine. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next assignment Saturday against the Angels.

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  • White Sox's James Shields: Falls short of quality start

    Shields allowed two runs on four hits and four walks across 5.2 innings during Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Yankees. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.

    Shields exited the game in line for the win with a 4-2 lead, but the White Sox bullpen collapsed over the final two innings. The 36-year-old has a 4.54 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 176.1 innings, and next has a tough matchup against the Red Sox on Sunday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Newhall, CA
Age: 40
Experience: 13
Bats/Throws: R, R