That type of deal would be similar to the one signed by Cole Hamels back in 2012. It's believed the 33-year-old Shields could receive a five-year deal. Both the
Peguero lost his luster after a strong minor league career in the Seattle system. He has earned just 15 major league at-bats in the last two years combined and owns a career average of .196. The 27 year old is rumored to be interested in playing in Japan.
Rios lost his power in 2014. He hit just four home runs, but still finished with a respectable slash line of .280/.311/.398 and ripped 30 doubles.
Giavotella, who was designated for assignment Thursday, has earned just 78 at-bats in the last two seasons combined. The 28-year-old Broderick pitched in 11 games for Washington in 2011, but has otherwise not hurled in a major league game.
General manager Dayton Moore told reporters he expects Medlen to be a factor down the stretch. Medlen is coming off Tommy John surgery, and the team will give him time to recover. Medlen had the surgery last March. Typically, it takes about a year for pitchers to recover, but the Royals aren't banking on Medlen being healthy right away.
Prior to having the surgery, Medlen posted a 3.11 ERA over 197 innings in 2013.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Norichika Aoki , RF||.285|
|HR||Alex Gordon , LF||19|
|RBI||Alex Gordon , LF||74|
|OBP||Alex Gordon , LF||.351|
|SLG||Alex Gordon , LF||.432|
|R||Alex Gordon , LF||87|
|SB||Jarrod Dyson , CF||36|
|W||James Shields , SP||14|
|ERA||Yordano Ventura , SP||3.20|
|WHIP||James Shields , SP||1.18|
|K||James Shields , SP||180|
|SV||Greg Holland , RP||46|
|Full Team Statistics|
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