White Sox place Gonzalez on 10-day DL

Shields activated to start on Sunday in corresponding move

June 18th, 2017

TORONTO -- The White Sox placed starting pitcher on the 10-day disabled list prior to Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays with A/C joint inflammation in his right shoulder. The move is retroactive to Thursday, the day after Gonzalez made his last start against the Orioles.

In the expected corresponding move, starter was activated from the DL for his scheduled start in Chicago's 7-3 loss. Shields, who had been on the disabled list since mid-April with a right lat strain, went 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts in a no-decision.

Gonzalez's DL trip comes after his poorest outing of the season, as he allowed eight earned runs on nine hits over five innings on Wednesday.

"When you're not right, a ball doesn't do what you want it to do," Gonzalez said. "It's always good to take a little step back, get together, and get strong. I'll do it day by day, and we'll see what happens. It feels good already. I just went out there today and played catch at 60 feet, and it felt good, nice and loose."

In three June starts against the Orioles, Indians, and Tigers, Gonzalez posted a 10.34 ERA over 15 2/3 innings while registering six walks, six strikeouts, and five home runs allowed. His season ERA sits at 5.49, up from a career mark of 3.97.

Injury updates

• Left-hander made his third rehab start on Saturday as he continues to work back from left biceps bursitis. The 24-year-old threw 5 2/3 innings for Triple-A Charlotte, allowing three runs on seven hits with one walk and one strikeout. He threw 89 total pitches, and Renteria indicated on Sunday it's a possibility that Rodon returns after one more rehab outing.

"Physically, he felt good," manager Rick Renteria said. "Still a little elevated, he threw more strikes. He's really close, so hopefully he continues to work on attacking the zone and getting his pitch count up."

• Center fielder remained out of the starting lineup for a third straight game on Sunday as he continues to deal with a sore left hand. The issue is bruising and inflammation, however, as results from a second X-ray on Saturday came back negative.