James Shields SP KC Nov 29 '78

Royals manager Ned Yost has named James Shields the team's Opening Day starter.

"That's a no-brainier," Yost said. The Royals' big offseason acquisition, Shields has posted a 3.15 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over the last two seasons while topping 220 strikeouts in each campaign. He'll face the White Sox in Chicago on Opening Day.

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