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Marlins, Dee Gordon Discussing Extension

Nov 25, 2015 4:40 PM

The Miami Marlins and Dee Gordon are discussing a possible contract extension.

Gordon confirmed his camp has been in talks with the Marlins regarding a multiyear deal during an appearance on MLB Network on Wednesday.

The discussions are preliminary and have just recently started, according to a source.

"My agent is doing the talking," Gordon said. "They're just keeping me in the loop. I think it's going pretty well right now. We'll see how that goes. I'm just playing the waiting game. We're going to do the right thing."

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Tags: Miami Marlins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Giants Among Teams Interested In John Lackey

Nov 25, 2015 9:06 AM

The San Francisco Giants are among the clubs interested in free-agent John Lackey, according to a source.

The Giants are looking to add to their starting rotation.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Report: Ivan Nova Available Via Trade

Nov 25, 2015 9:13 AM

The New York Yankees are willing to deal Ivan Nova, according to a report in The New York Post.

Nova could be packaged with other assets for a starter with multiple years of team control remaining.

The 28-year-old is eligible to become a free agent at the end of 2016.

Chad Thornburg/MLB

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Pirates Listening To Offers For 2016 Free Agents

Nov 27, 2015 7:16 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates are "listening on all their potential free agents," according to a report by Jayson Stark of ESPN.

That includes Mark Melancon, Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez.

The Pirates don't have any clear replacements at any of the three positions, but could still make a deal if the price is right.


Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Several GMs Predict Red Sox Will Sign David Price

Nov 27, 2015 7:09 AM

As many as six general managers predicted to Peter Gammons that the Boston Red Sox will sign David Price amid reports that they are the leaders for the left-hander.

"I just think that [Dave] Dombrowski loves him and he is part of the job Dave took," one general manager said.

A National League GM speculated, "Boston will go $30-40M above anyone else."

Peter Gammons

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Astros Unlikely To Sign Chris Davis

Nov 27, 2015 7:02 AM

The Houston Astros have been connected to Chris Davis, but they aren't expected to sign the first baseman, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Davis will command a lot of money on the free agent market and doesn't fit Houston's plans in terms of salary or profile.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cubs Acquire Rex Brothers From Rockies

Nov 25, 2015 4:38 PM

The Chicago Cubs have acquired Rex Brothers from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for left-hander Wander Cabrera.

Brothers, who turns 28 next month, split last season between the Rockies and Triple-A Albuquerque, going 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA in 17 Major League relief appearances.

Carrie Muskat/MLB

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Alex Avila Signs Deal With White Sox

Nov 25, 2015 4:36 PM

The Chicago White Sox have signed Alex Avila to a one-year contract.

The deal is worth $2.5 million.

Avila, 29, was limited with the Detroit Tigers last season due to injury.

His father, Al Avila, is the general manager of the Tigers, having replaced Dave Dombrowski in August.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Astros Trade Jed Lowrie To Athletics

Nov 25, 2015 4:34 PM

The Houston Astros have traded Jed Lowrie to the Oakland Athletics less than a year after the infielder left Oakland to sign a three-year deal with Houston.

The Astros acquired right-hander Brendan McCurry in the deal.

Associated Press

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Marlins, Mariners Discussing Marcell Ozuna Trade

Nov 25, 2015 9:09 AM

The Seattle Mariners and Miami Marlins are discussing a trade centered around Marcell Ozuna, according to a report.

Ozuna has been a frequent subject of trade rumors this offseason.

The Mariners, who have already negotiated four trades this month, have several young arms to offer the Marlins.

Chad Thornburg/MLB

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mariners Expected To Trade Mark Trumbo
Jerry Dipoto traded Trumbo to the Diamondbacks when he was the general manager of the Angels.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Angels Name Bud Black Special Assistant To GM
The Angels have hired Bud Black as special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.


Geovany Soto Agrees To Deal With Angels
Geovany Soto's deal came just one day after the Angels saw Chris Iannetta sign with the Mariners in free agency.

Associated Press

Lincecum Planning January Showcase, Signing
Tim Lincecum is expected to wait until after the new year before looking for a new contract and holding a potential showcase for Major League clubs.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Padres Meet With Nobuhiro Matsuda
Two members of the Padres front office, including A.J. Preller, recently met with free agent third baseman Nobuhiro Matsuda, according to multiple reports.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Orioles Very Interested In Re-Signing Chris Davis
Buck Showalter has confirmed that the Orioles are very interested in re-signing Chris Davis this offseason.

Brittany Ghiroli/MLB

Dipoto Refutes Report That Cano Wants Out Of Seattle
After a report in The New York Daily News suggested that Robinson Cano is unhappy and wants out of Seattle, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto refuted the notion.

Greg Johns/MLB

Dodgers Have Inquired About Trade For Aroldis Chapman
The Dodgers are looking for relief help and have gone as far as to inquire with the Reds about Aroldis Chapman.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Angels May Pursue Jason Heyward
The Angels aren't ruling out a pursuit of Jason Heyward in free agency, according to sources.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Mariners Sign Chris Iannetta To One-Year Deal
The Mariners have signed Chris Iannetta to a one-year contract with the expectation that he will begin the season as the club's starting catcher.

Associated Press

Lloyd McClendon To Manage Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens
The Mud Hens saw longtime manager Larry Parrish retire after this past season.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Dodgers Make Roberts Hiring Official
USA Today reported Monday that Dave Roberts will get a three-year contract with a fourth-year option.


Rangers Not Expected To Go After Cespedes
The Rangers inquired about Yoenis Cespedes more than once when he was a member of the Athletics, but they are unlikely to chase him in free agency.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Source: Jay Bruce Has Limited No-Trade Clause
Jay Bruce, a rumored trade candidate, has a no-trade clause that allows him to block a deal to eight teams, according to a source.

Mark Sheldon/MLB

Dodgers Sign Pair Of Cuban Prospects
The Dodgers have agreed to terms with two Cuban prospects -- outfielder Yusniel Diaz, 19, and second baseman Omar Estevez, 17, have received bonuses worth $15.5 and $6 million, respectively, pending p

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

All Top Pitchers 'Under Consideration' For Red Sox
The Red Sox have been linked to top free agent pitchers David Price, Johnny Cueto, Jordan Zimmermann and Zack Greinke since the season ended and Dave Dombrowski has done nothing to hide the club's in

Jamal Collier/MLB

Bryce Harper Valued At $75.4M During MVP Season
Bryce Harper's 2015 output will go down as one of the best in Major League history, perhaps one of the top 50 to 100 ever.

Neil Payne/FiveThirtyEight

Dodgers Unlikely To Trade Yasiel Puig
Yasiel Puig is relatively inexpensive and under control for at least four more seasons.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Dodgers Name Dave Roberts New Manager
The Dodgers and Dave Roberts were still working on the details of the contract as of Sunday night.

Fernandez: Workload Talks Will Include Boras
Jose Fernandez's innings will be closely watched next season.

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