James Shields News Archive
Shields has officially been named the Padres' Opening Day starter, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports.
Shields threw five hitless innings against the Cubs on Sunday, striking out six and walking two on just 35 pitches.
Shields allowed three earned runs over three innings with five strikeouts and two walks Tuesday against Milwaukee.
Shields threw three scoreless innings Thursday against the Dodgers. He finished with no hits, five punch-outs, and 27 strikes on 39 pitches.
Shields won't appear in San Diego's first three spring-training games, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribunereports.