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James Shields activated, Miguel Gonzalez to DL as White Sox gain one starting pitcher and lose another

James Shields activated, Miguel Gonzalez to DL as White Sox gain one starting pitcher and lose another

James Shields is finally back for the White Sox, but as one starting pitcher came off the disabled list, another went on it.

Shields was activated after a lengthy injury recovery ahead of Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in which he's scheduled to make his first start since April 16. In a corresponding move, the White Sox sent Miguel Gonzalez to the 10-day DL with A/C joint inflammation in his right shoulder.

Shields has only made three starts this season, all of them quite good. He allowed just three runs — one run in each start — in 16.2 innings back in April, striking out 16 hitters in those three games.

But Shields went on the disabled list on April 21 with a strained right lat and hit a few snags in his recovery, keeping him there for nearly two months.

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Gonzalez had a nice start to the campaign and boasted a 2.00 ERA after four starts, but things have gone poorly since. His ERA on the season ballooned to 5.49 after an ugly outing this past Wednesday, when he yielded eight runs in five innings in a loss to Baltimore Orioles.

In his last nine starts, Gonzalez is 1-8 with a 7.36 ERA.

White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

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White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.  

Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.  

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.

Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”

Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.

The White Sox released this statement:

Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.