Nothing like trading sunny Florida for the cold, blustery Midwest in mid-December for James Shields and Wade Davis.
The two pitchers arrived in Kansas City on Wednesday to undergo physicals and check out Kauffman Stadium from the home clubhouse for the first time. Shields and Davis became members of the Royals on Sunday in a blockbuster trade that sent top prospect Wil Myers and three other minor leaguers to Tampa Bay.
Shields is a former All-Star who is expected to be the No. 1 starter for the Royals, while Davis expects to shift back to the starting rotation after spending last season working out of the bullpen.