"We tried to acquire Torii Hunter. When that fell through, with Alex Rios, we felt he fit our ballpark and style of play," Moore said. "He is capable of hitting 40 doubles."
Rios has hit .271 with a .335 on-base percentage, .429 slugging percentage, .763 OPS, three triples, five home runs, 12 doubles and 15 RBI in 53 career games at Kauffman Stadium.
"I can't say it hasn't crossed my mind [to try and bring him back]," Moore said Thursday. "Right now with Edinson Volquez, we feel rotation will be solid.
"At this point in time, though, it's doubtful we bring back James."
Shields spent the last two seasons with the Royals. He went 27-17 with a 3.18 ERA in 68 starts for Kansas City. Shields is reportedly looking for a five-year, $125 million contract.
Zimmer has been rehabbing at the team's spring complex in Arizona all offseason.
There were rumors Shields had received an offer worth $110 million earlier in the offseason, but turned it down because he didn't want to pitch for that club. It's unclear whether another team will pony up the cash for the 33-year-old. Though Shields is seeking a six-figure deal, teams are hoping to something closer to four-years, $80 million will get the job done. The Diamondbacks, Tigers and Blue Jays have all been mentioned as candidates for Shields recently.
Shields is coming off a season in which he posted a 3.21 ERA over 227 innings.
Dyson is in his first year of arbitration eligibility this offseason. He hit .269/.324/.327 with one home run, 24 RBI and 36 stolen bases in 260 at-bats in 2014.
|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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