Feb. 13 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Shields can opt out his new contract with the San Diego Padres after two years and $31 million. The Padres have a $16 million option for 2019 with a $2 million buyout that would be payable by Jan. 15, 2019. Analysis: Shields' deal gives him the right to terminate the contract no later than three days after the 2016 World Series and to become a free agent. San Diego would retain its right to make him a qualifying offer,
Feb. 9 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET16:29 GMT0:29 9:29 AM MST11:29 AM EST11:59 AM VEN20:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-The Padres have finalized a $75 million, four-year contract with right-hander James Shields, the biggest free agent deal in club history. Analysis: Shields is the latest addition by first-year general manager A.J. Preller, who in December added sluggers Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers, as well as Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks. Shields was 14-8 with a 3.21 ERA last season and declined a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Royals. He lost both of his World Series starts, outdueled each time by Madison Bumgarner.