Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:14:37 -0800
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields said he has not had any contract extension talks with the team but is open to signing one at some point.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:23:50 -0700
The Kansas City Royals exercised the option on SP James Shields for the 2014 season Thursday, Oct. 31. He'll make $13.5 million next season after going 13-9 with a 3.15 ERA and an American League-leading 228 2/3 innings pitched.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:49:11 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields (13-9) earned his 100th career victory against the Chicago White Sox Friday, Sept. 27. He allowed one run on four hits over seven innings, with one walk and 10 strikeouts.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:33:10 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields (arm) played catch Monday, Sept. 23, despite swelling in his arm after being hit by a line drive Sunday, Sept. 22. He said he expects to make his final regular season start Friday, Sept. 27.
Sat, 18 May 2013 19:11:38 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields pitched eight innings Friday, May 17, against the Oakland Athletics. It was the eighth time this season a Royals starter has pitched at least eight innings, which already matches the club's entire total from last season. Shields has five of those outings.
Mon, 06 May 2013 16:10:37 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields tossed eight shutout innings and gave up two hits while striking out a season-high nine and walking two in a no-decision against the Chicago White Sox Monday, May 6.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:46:19 -0700
One scout said he'd rather give a nine-figure contract to Kansas City Royals SP James Shields than Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke. "Greinke's stuff is a little better," the scout said. "And on a given day, he can rise to the occasion and just dominate. But there are other days where he almost seems a little disinterested. You never have to worry about that with Shields. He's out there for one reason -- to beat you. And then there's the impact he has on a club on a daily basis. That's one thing about Greinke. He has great stuff. But he gives you none of that."
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:59:41 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields will not be pushed back despite the rainout Tuesday, April 23, and he will make his next scheduled start Thursday, April 25. He'll square off against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:39:29 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields will start Saturday, April 13, and then he will get five days' rest before his next scheduled start Friday, April 19. He will get five days' rest instead of the usual four, as the team has three off-days in an eight-day period starting Monday, April 15.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 09:11:55 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria said the team is in a better place with SP James Shields and OF B.J. Upton gone. "There was a lot of history with B.J. and Shields and this organization, and I think there were some things that it was tough for them to get beyond," Longoria said. "As much as you try to instill the new way, some of those things, it was tough to get some of those thoughts out of their head. And so, I think, obviously they were great players, but as far as an over-arching belief in what we try to do here, I think with the new people that we have now, it's a completely new belief in what we're trying to do here."