The San Diego Padres are the latest team to send out an offer to free-agent starting pitcher James Shields.
Starting pitcher James Shields is still a free agent after spending two seasons with the Kansas City Royals, who made a trip to the World Series before losing in Game 7 to the San Francisco Giants.
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The San Diego Padres have made an offer to the All-Star caliber pitcher, who went 14-6 and threw 180 strikeouts with a 3.21 earned run average in 2014.
The amount and length of the offer is unknown, but the addition of Shields would give the Padres a talented starting rotation as they already have solid starters such as Tyson Ross and Ian Kennedy.
The Padres have already had a fantastic offseason as they have acquired outfielders Justin Upton, Wil Myers and Matt Kemp in trades.
They may be a serious threat to the Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League West title if they can seal the deal with Shields.
Sports Illustrated reported on Shields’ latest offer on Twitter.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 8, 2015