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James Shields’ decision expected soon

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Via beat writer Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune ...

Sounds like James Shields’ decision could now come either today or Mon. Believe he was told early Saturday that Padres had made final offer.

— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) February 8, 2015

It’s almost a consensus by now that Shields is going to wind up in San Diego, but there are obviously other teams in the mix or the 33-year-old right-hander would have already signed with the Padres.’s Joe Frisaro says the Marlins have “remained aggressive til the end” and the Cubs are also thought to be involved.

Shields had a 3.21 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 180/44 K/BB ratio in 227 innings last year for the Royals.

He has made 30 starts or more in eight straight seasons.

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