Dave Stewart: Diamondbacks are out on James Shields

Baseball It appears that the Diamondbacks will not sign coveted starting pitcher James Shields.Arizona general manager Dave Stewart told reporters Thursday that the top remaining free agent isn't on the Diamondbacks' radar. MORE: The 10 most underrated players from 2014 | Price 'all ears' on extension with Tigers | Breaking down

BondsGM Dave Stewart told reporters the Dbacks are out on James Shields. Said the market changed, as he expected it to, after Scherzer signing.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) January 22, 2015Asked if they're in on James Shields #Dbacks Dave Stewart said: We are not.— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbert) January 22, 2015Shields went 14-8 with a 3.21 ERA for the Royals last season, helping lead Kansas City to the playoffs and an American League pennant. The Diamondbacks were rumored to be pursuing Shields avidly. An unnamed team offered him a five-year, $110 million contract, but Shields turned down the offer.