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Shields Starts New Chapter With Padres


The San Diego Padres made moves during the off season to enhance their roster, but the signing of James Shields may be the most significant for their impending playoff run.

Shields signed a four year/$75 million dollar contract, which was the largest deal in franchise history and on Saturday he made his Padres debut against the defending World Series Champs, the San Francisco Giants.

The last time the right-hander faced the Giants was in the World Series while with the Kansas City Royals and now he brings his playoff experience to a Padres staff looking for a solid ace.

In the game, Shields threw one inning, allowed a hit while tossing 11 pitches. He also faced ex-teammate Nori Aoki and got him to ground out to second base.

“He threw the ball well. He was efficient, he was good,” manager Bud Black told MLB.com.

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