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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