RHP James Shields makes his 33rd and final start of the regular season tonight, and, possibly, his final start with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Shields is due $9 million next season (with a $1.5 million buyout), and given the team's payroll constraints plus its need to upgrade at several positions, Shields' name will be mentioned often this offseason in trade rumors.

"I hope not," Shields said of the prospect of being traded. "I want to be here, but this is baseball. There's a lot of business aspects of the game. Like I said last year, you never know what's going to happen. Everyone thought I was going to get traded last offseason because of the year I had and (GM) Andrew (Friedman) kept me around, but we got guys like (CF B.J. Upton) and a couple of other guys who might not be here next year. These last few days, we're going to enjoy the moment right now and see what happens."