Report: Marlins Considering ‘Serious Run’ at Rays Starter James Shields


There was speculation earlier this season that the Rays could look to move starter James Shields. Three months later, the speculation hasn't gone away.

It appears the Florida — soon to be Miami — Marlins are considering a serious run at the right-hander, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

According to Olney, the Marlins also have "some natural mathcup" on a trade, because they could dangle controversial outfielder Logan Morrison as part of any package for Shields.

Shields is coming off his best season as a major leaguer. He went 16-12 with a 2.82 ERA in 33 starts. The 29-year-old also tossed a major-league leading 11 complete games, which was more than double the next-highest American League total.

Shields is 72-63 with a 3.96 ERA in 185 career games (184 starts).

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