White Sox's Shields ready to return from strained back

CHICAGO (AP) James Shields is ready to return to the Chicago White Sox's rotation.

The 35-year-old right-hander is scheduled to start Sunday at Toronto after being sidelined the past two months because of a strained right back muscle.

Shields said Wednesday he feels ''pretty good'' and is ''ready to rock'' after three rehab starts for Triple-A Charlotte. He threw 90 pitches, allowing two runs and six hits over five innings, on Tuesday.

Sidelined since April 16, Shields is 1-0 with a 1.62 ERA in three starts after a rough first season in Chicago.

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