RHP James Shields, of course, has no way to know if he will be traded before the July 31 deadline for nonwaiver deals, which could make tonight's start his last at Tropicana Field as a Ray.
Executive VP Andrew Friedman, who makes the trades, also probably doesn't know yet what he's going to do with Shields, or with RHP Jeremy Hellickson, CF B.J. Upton, or any of the other players they might consider dealing on the team not named Price, Moore or Longoria.
But Shields, a Ray his entire career, knows this: He very much wants to stay.
He also said a recent CBSSports.com report suggesting he was frustrated and wanted out was 100 percent wrong.
"Absolutely not," he said. "There's no truth to that. I'm frustrated with the way I'm pitching, but that's about it. I love this organization. This is where I've been my whole career. They've treated me pretty good."
Tampa Bay Rays' James Shields seeks end to skid, uncertainty
Tampa Bay Times | Jul 20