The Chicago White Sox have reinstated right-handed starting pitcher James Shields from the 10-day disabled list and have placed fellow right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on the disabled list, according to MLB Roster Moves.
Shields hit the disabled list back on Apr. 21 due to a strained right lat muscle.
Up until that point, the 35-year-old had only made three starts this season, but he was off to a great start.
Shields is 1-0 with a 1.62 ERA, allowing just nine hits and striking out 16 batters in 16.2 innings of work.
Of course, it’s a very small sample size, but it’s a welcome change from Shields’ nightmarish 2016 campaign, when he went 6-19 with a 5.85 ERA.
The White Sox acquired Shields from the San Diego Padres last June. The Padres signed the righty to a four-year, $75 million deal during the 2015 offseason, but it did not work out as he went just 2-7 with a 4.28 ERA in 11 starts with San Diego.
Things got even worse in Chicago, as the 12-year veteran went 4-12 with a 6.77 ERA with the White Sox in 2016.
Gonzalez has started 13 games for the White Sox this season, going 4-8 with a 5.49 ERA. Across 78.2 frames of action, he has surrendered 92 hits and 13 home runs, fanning just 45 hitters.
The 33-year-old had a solid season for Chicago in 2016, pitching to the tune of a 3.73 ERA and giving up just 132 hits over 135 innings of work.
The White Sox signed Gonzalez as a free agent last April after he was released by the Baltimore Orioles.
Chicago is 31-36 and sits 4.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians for first place in the American League Central Division.