Pitcher James Shields placed on DL by White Sox

April 22, 2017
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields throws to the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

CHICAGO (AP) — Pitcher James Shields was put on the 10-day disabled list by the Chicago White Sox because of a strained right lat muscle.

The move was announced Friday and was retroactive to Tuesday.

The 35-year-old right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.62 ERA and 16 strikeouts in three starts this season, his second with the White Sox. Chicago thinks the strain is relatively mild and Shields will miss only a few starts.

Chicago planned to bring up right-hander Mike Pelfrey from Triple-A Charlotte to fill Shields’ spot in the rotation. Pelfrey will start against the Indians on Saturday.

To clear room for Pelfrey on the 40-man roster, outfielder Charlie Tilson (foot) will be moved to the 60-day DL.


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