Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/18/14
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. They will be without their workhorse, their rotations heaviest hauler, so David Price knows this summer will be different around these parts. Faces in a clubhouse come and go, most as permanent as a Sunbelt cold front. But over time, some shadows become harder to shake. Consider former Tampa Bay Rays right-hander James Shields, traded to the Kansas City Royals in a six-player December deal, to be a card-carrying member of that camp. He led the Rays with 227.2 innings pitched last season, his sixth consecutive campaign with at least 200. He threw a career-high 249.1 in the 2011 season. Aside from pitching 124.2 as a rookie and 203.1 in 2010, he has thrown at least 215 in each of his seven major-league campaigns. So theres a hole that needs filled at the Trop, a John Kruksized gap to be plugged if the Rays are to threaten for their fourth postseason berth in the last six seasons. The good news: Joe Maddons guys dont need to search far to find the arm willing ...
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