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Pirates, Rangers Swap McGuiness, Mikolas

Dec 31, 2013 2:44 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Chris McGuiness from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Miles Mikolas.

Texas also designated outfielder Rafael Ortega for assignment.

Charlie Wilmoth/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Yankees Could Sign Tanaka, Use Trades To Get Below Tax Line

Dec 31, 2013 9:16 AM

The New York Yankees would eliminate any chance of getting below the $189 million luxury tax line if they signed Masahiro Tanaka.

However, that would only be to begin the season.

The Yankees could flirt with a summer sell-off if they aren't contending in an effort to slip under the tax threshold.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Blue Jays Still Looking At Options For Rotation

Dec 31, 2013 9:05 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are still interested in acquiring a starting pitcher, but they won't say how interested they are in Masahiro Tanaka.

"I have said that we're definitely going to inquire on any free-agent pitchers that are out there," Alex Anthopoulos said.

Toronto could pursue Ervin Santana, Matt Garza and/or Ubaldo Jimenez if they aren't able to land Tanaka. They could also pursue a trade.

Brendan Kennedy/Toronto Star

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Red Sox Aren't Motivated To Trade Lackey

Dec 30, 2013 5:00 PM

John Lackey has been mentioned in trade rumors already this winter, but the Boston Red Sox aren't motivated to deal the right-hander.

Lackey has a team-friendly contract with a $15.25 million outlay and only $500,000 in a team option for 2015.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mets Discussing Davis With Brewers, Orioles, Pirates

Dec 27, 2013 5:18 PM

The New York Mets have remained in contact with the Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates about Ike Davis.

The Mets haven't been able to pry top pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez away from the Orioles in trade talks.

Rodriguez, 20, posted a combined 3.41 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 145 innings between Class-A Advanced and Double-A in 2013.

Mike Puma/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Drew Stubbs Felt There Was 'Decent Chance' He'd Be Traded

Dec 26, 2013 7:52 PM

The Colorado Rockies acquired Drew Stubbs from the Cleveland Indians earlier this month, a move the outfielder felt was possible.

"This whole offseason, I thought there was a decent chance I would be moved," Stubbs said. "When they traded Dexter Fowler, I thought there was a chance. I thought Colorado would be a place that would suit my game very well."

Patrick Saunders/Denver Post

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Samardzija Hopes To Remain With Cubs

Dec 26, 2013 10:56 AM

Jeff Samardzija has been ignoring all the rumors regarding his future with the Chicago Cubs.

His name has been mentioned in trade rumors and he appears to be in line for a potential contract extension as well.

Samardzija hopes something can be worked out with the Cubs so he can remain in Chicago for the long-term.

"This is strictly just a feel, (but) I don't think it's as dire as what it's all being made out to be," Samardzija said. "I understand things need to be written and stories need to be put on paper. But I think if you look at the whole picture, it's been pretty mild with everything that’s going on.

"They're listening and that's what any team would do on any player. I just feel like there's still that common ground of what we both want to do."

Patrick Mooney/CSN Chicago

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Reduced Velocity Hurting Papelbon's Value

Dec 23, 2013 10:46 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have been looking to trade Jonathan Papelbon, but they have been unable to find a suitor.

Papelbon, who regularly threw 95-96 mph with the Boston Red Sox, was down to 91-92 this past season.

"That was a red flag for me," an American League scout said. "He didn't look like the same guy. Whether that was physical or he just didn't have the adrenaline flowing with a bad team, I don't know."

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Athletics Acquire Corey Brown From Nationals

Dec 19, 2013 5:01 PM

The Oakland Athletics have acquired Corey Brown from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash.

Brown, who can play all three outfield positions, has played in 36 major league games in parts of three seasons.

Associated Press

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Blue Jays Engaged In Talks, But Price Remains High For Pitching

Dec 19, 2013 10:53 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays remain engaged in trade talks for pitching help, but the price remains high on the market.

The Chicago Cubs are looking for a significant package in exchange for Jeff Samardzija and the Tampa Bay Rays want even more for David Price, as you would expect.

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Astros Acquire Jesus Guzman From Padres
The Astros have acquired Jesus Guzman from the Padres in exchange for infielder Ryan Jackson.

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Twins Trade Ryan Doumit To Braves
The Braves have acquired Ryan Doumit from the Twins in exchange for Sean Gilmartin.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Red Sox Send Morales To Rockies For Herrera
Jonathan Herrera, 29, has played second, third and shortstop over the course of his five-year career.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Indians Get Outman From Rockies For Stubbs
Drew Stubbs is headed to Colorado in exchange for Josh Outman.

Associated Press

Pirates Have Interest In Acquiring Davis, Moreland
The Pirates have interest in acquiring Ike Davis and Mitch Moreland via trade.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Rays Asked For Huge Haul From Indians In Exchange For Price
In addition to Carlos Santana and Danny Salazar, the Rays may have asked for some prospects in a package for David Price.

Terry Pluto/Cleveland Plain-Dealer

No Traction In Ackley Talks Between Yankees, Mariners
New York reportedly inquired with Seattle about Dustin Ackley.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Ethier Not Affected By Trade Rumors
Andre Ethier is ignoring the most recent trade rumors and says he is happy as a member of the Dodgers.

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Phillies 'Very Willing' To Move Jimmy Rollins
The Phillies continue to make it clear that they are willing to trade Jimmy Rollins.

Buster Olney/ESPN

White Sox Trade Reed To Diamondbacks
The White Sox received third baseman Matt Davidson in return.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Yankees May Have Explored Trading For Papelbon
The Yankees may not be sold on David Robertson as the replacement for Mariano Rivera.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Red Sox, Marlins Have Discussed Middlebrooks
The Red Sox and Marlins may be natural trade partners as the offseason progresses.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Braves, Diamondbacks, Jays Linked To Samardzija
Jeff Samardzija is under club control for two more seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Marlins Still Looking For Third Baseman
The Marlins are still looking for a third baseman after missing out on Juan Uribe, who agreed to a deal with the Dodgers this past weekend.

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Yankees Have No Intentions Of Trading Gardner
Yankees team president Randy Levine expects Brett Gardner to be in the Opening Day lineup.

Tigers, Yankees Have Discussed Jackson-Gardner Swap
It has been rumored that Detroit is shopping Austin Jackson, who was drafted by the Yankees back in 2005.

Bob Elliott/Toronto Sun

Mets, Brewers Have Discussed Ike Davis Twice
The Mets and Brewers have discussed a trade centered around Ike Davis twice this week.

Kevin Davidoff/New York Post

Cubs Acquire Ruggiano From Marlins
The Cubs have acquired Justin Ruggiano from the Marlins in exchange for Brian Bogusevic.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Yankees Rejected Phillips-For-Gardner Offer
New York doesn't like Brandon Phillips' declining numbers and salary.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Phillies Willing To Pick Up Salary In Papelbon Trade
Jonathan Papelbon is owned $26 million over the next two seasons and Philadelphia is willing to pay some of that money, according to sources.

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