Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:00:02 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields struck out 10 in seven shutout innings to beat the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, July 7.
Fri, 30 May 2014 10:56:57 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are more likely to focus on "rental" pitchers in a trade than Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija. Kansas City Royals SP James Shields is seen as the preference for the Blue Jays should he hit the trade market. The Jays would also likely have interest in Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano and Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel. The Jays haven't been involved in talks for Samardzija, but sources say the Cubs would want SP Drew Hutchison plus either SPs Aaron Sanchez or Marcus Stroman in return for Samardzija.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:06:41 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields allowed a run on four singles and struck out 12 in eight innings to beat the Houston Astros Thursday, April 17.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:40:40 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields will move up a day to pitch Thursday, April 17, against the Houston Astros rather than Friday, April 18, against the Minnesota Twins. It's because SP Bruce Chen (gluteus) was scratched for Thursday.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:32:32 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen (gluteus) has been nursing a right left gluteus muscle, and manager Ned Yost has scratched him from his scheduled start Thursday, April 17, against the Houston Astros. SP James Shields moves up a day to start Thursday, with SP James Shields working Friday, April 18. Chen will attempt to make his next scheduled start Saturday, April 19, against the Minnesota Twins.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:23:46 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hinted Tuesday, March 25, that OF Rajai Davis will get the start in left field on opening day, noting that Kansas City Royals SP James Shields fares better against left-handed hitters.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:22:52 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said SP James Shields will receive the opening day start. SP Jason Vargas will pitch the second game of the season, and SP Jeremy Guthrie will pitch the home opener.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:21:52 -0800
The Kansas City Royals are not currently involved in contract talks with SP James Shields.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 09:42:42 -0800
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore said SPs James Shields, Jason Vargas, Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen are penciled into the rotation to start the year. Moore suggested that SP Yordano Ventura may have a leg up on the competition for the fifth and final rotation spot this spring. Moore also said they won't hesitate to use Ventura in the bullpen "if that's how it unfolds." "We think he's ready for the major leagues. Certainly spring training will help validate that opinion," Moore said, adding, "We expect him to be one of our 12 pitchers when we break camp unless something unforeseen happens." Ps Luke Hochevar, Wade Davis, Danny Duffy and Chris Dwyer are all a notch behind Ventura heading into spring training.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 20:51:07 -0800
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields said he would be willing to talk with the team about a contract extension. "Yeah, I'd definitely be open-minded to it, for sure," Shields said. "A player in my position, when I have one more year left before free agency, I'm definitely open to it. I mean, I like Kansas City, I like the organization and I like the direction we're going."