The Los Angeles Dodgers have their eyes on the international market with just under two weeks until pitchers and catchers report, preferring to focus on prospects like Yoan Moncada and/or Hector Olivera instead of investing coinage in someone like free agent righty James Shields, according to legendary baseball reporter Peter Gammons:
Am told Dodger interest is Moncada and Olivera,ot Shields
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) February 5, 2015
Los Angeles' NL West rivals, the San Diego Padres, have reportedly extended the 33-year-old Shields a four-year offer with upwards of $18 million per year, per Jon Morosi of FOX Sports:
To clarify: My sources have not said James Shields has *accepted* offer of 4 years between $72M and $80M. But that is #Padres offer.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 9, 2015
Regardless, it's probably safe to count the Dodgers out on Shields regardless of how things shake out, as the team puts its efforts into securing the rights of either Olivera or Moncada in the face of plenty of competition.
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