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Rays pick up 2013 option for RHP Shields

Posted Oct 31, 2012 by Roger Mooney

Updated Oct 31, 2012 at 02:07 PM

James Shields said he was officially informed this afternoon that his 2013 option for $10.25 million will be picked up by the Rays.

Cue the trade rumors.

The Rays could move Shields this offseason to free payroll space and/or to obtain some much needed offense.

Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reported that the Dodgers are targeting Shields.

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