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August trade candidate James Shields makes another start against his former club

Chicago White Sox v Tampa Bay Rays
James Shields is on daily hug watch.
Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

It’s a special night for James Shields, who’s making his 400th career appearance in the major leagues. As August winds down, he continues to be a waiver trade candidate for a club that really needs an innings eater. Shields will be opposed by Jakob Junis, who threw six innings of one-run ball against the Cardinals in his last start.