Contending teams make trades in the hopes of adding to the roster for the important part of the season and to help them during that playoff push. The Chicago White Sox may want a do-over on the James Shields trade.
During his three starts with Chicago, Shields has a 21.80 ERA with nine walks versus five strikeouts. Over his last 11 and a third innings pitched, he has allowed 32 runs. At age 34, Shields is giving the White Sox some reasons to be concerned.
More news from around the American League Central:
- The Royals built themselves back in 2011 for a window of opportunity at a championship. They are about to hit the turning point for that window, and will have some decisions to make.
- Pairing up Trevor-Bauer and Chris Gimenez is paying off in a big way for the Cleveland Indians.
- Bruce Rondon looked slimmer and sharper upon being brought back up to the big leagues by the Detroit Tigers.
- Miguel Sano’s days in the outfield could be numbered, with Twins general manager Terry Ryan not committing to Sano returning to the outfield after he returns from a strained left hamstring.