March 4, 2014 2:32 PM

No contract extension in sight as Royals’ James Shields prepares for Opening Day, his deadline

In 27 days, James Shields intends to stand atop the mound at Comerica Park in Detroit as the Royals Opening Day starter for the second year in a row. He will also cross a self-imposed deadline for any contract negotiations. Shields has said repeatedly he does not want to discuss any extension once the season begins.

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