James Anthony Shields
(Jamie or Big Game James)
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.
Born: December 20, 1981 in Newhall, CA
High School: William S. Hart HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 16th round of the 2000 amateur draft.
Signed August 17, 2000.
Debut: May 31, 2006 (Age 24.162, 16,498th in MLB history)
vs. BAL 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 SO, 3 BB, 5 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rays/Royals/DevilRays/Padres/WhiteSox 2006-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2018, 4 yrs/$75M (15-18) & 19 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 9.125, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: PSI Sports Management [*]
Relatives: Cousin of Aaron Rowand
About biographical information
Career Home Runs
James Shields: 0 Career Home Runs
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This player has not hit any home runs.
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