"SAN DIEGO -- The Padres didn't set out this offseason to add to their starting rotation, but with James Shields still available less than two weeks before pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training, they decided they couldn't pass on the durable right-hander, agreeing to a four-year deal late Sunday. The Padres have not confirmed the agreement.This leaves one rotation spot open going into Spring Training, which will likely be filled by either Morrow or Despaigne, or who knows, maybe a player not yet signed or with the club.
Shields' deal, pending a physical, includes a club option for a fifth season and is worth between $72 million and $75 million, according to a source. CBSSports.com reported that it is worth $75 million, which includes a buyout of the fifth year." - Corey Brock
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T.Pichierri - Planet Padres Writer