October 31, 2013 12:00 PM

James Shields wins Royals’ special achievement award, club picks up 2014 option

Check the numbers, and it’s easy to see why Royals pitcher James Shields is this year’s winner of the Joe Burke Special Achievement award in a vote by members of the Kansas City Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Shields will return next year after the team exercised the $13.5 million club option in his contract.

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