CHICAGO — Pitcher James Shields was put on the 10-day disabled list by the Chicago White Sox because of a strained right lat muscle.
The move was announced Friday and was retroactive to Tuesday.
The 35-year-old right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.62 ERA and 16 strikeouts in three starts this season, his second with the White Sox. Chicago thinks the strain is relatively mild and Shields will miss only a few starts.
Chicago planned to bring up right-hander Mike Pelfrey from Triple-A Charlotte to fill Shields' spot in the rotation. Pelfrey will start against the Indians on Saturday.
To clear room for Pelfrey on the 40-manb roster, outfielder Charlie Tilson (foot) will be moved to the 60-day DL.