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AL Central Notes: James Shields, Royals turnaround

The latest news from around the American League Central.

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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Standings ‘as of writing’:

Cleveland 38-30 — GB

Kansas City 38-31 .5 GB

Detroit 34-35 4.5 GB

White Sox 33-36 5.5 GB

Minnesota 21-48 17.5 GB