February 14, 2014 12:03 PM

Shields makes playoffs a goal as Royals pitchers, catchers file into Surprise

The presence of James Shields infused energy into an already loose Royals clubhouse on Friday morning in Surprise, Ariz. He was the highest-profile arrival as pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s complex. “Our main goal this year is to go to the playoffs and win the World Series,” he said. “Bottom line. This is where we start.”

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