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Reds Acquire Marlon Byrd From Phillies

Dec 31, 2014 4:52 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Marlon Byrd to the Cincinnati Reds.

Byrd will earn $8 million next season on the final year of a two-year deal that includes an $8 million team option for 2016. Philadelphia sent cash to Cincinnati as part of the trade.

The Phillies received minor league pitcher Ben Lively in return.

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Mariners Get Seth Smith From Padres

Dec 31, 2014 8:24 AM

The Seattle Mariners have acquired Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-handed reliever Brandon Maurer.

Smith is expected to join Justin Ruggiano in a right-field platoon for the Mariners.

"We were in search of adding another outfielder. We've got a player that's a professional hitter, a guy that we think is going to give us really good [at-bats] especially against right-handed pitching," Jack Zduriencik said.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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Report: Mariners Nearing Deal For Seth Smith

Dec 30, 2014 4:49 PM

The Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres are close to a trade involving Seth Smith, according to multiple reports.

San Diego is looking for bullpen depth, which is an area in which Seattle can help.

Smith has two years and $12.75 million remaining on a contract extension he signed last July with the Padres.

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Tags: Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Orioles Looking At Rasmus, Swisher

Dec 30, 2014 9:20 AM

The Baltimore Orioles need help in the outfield and have been linked to Colby Rasmus and Nick Swisher.

Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis both departed via free agency.

Rasmus is a free agent and could replace Markakis.

The Cleveland Indians are reportedly shopping Swisher following the acquistion of Brandon Moss from the Oakland Athletics.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Mariners Still Considering Seth Smith

Dec 30, 2014 8:14 AM

The Seattle Mariners are still looking to add depth to their Major League outfield.

They have discussed Seth Smith and are still considering the San Diego Padres outfielder.

San Diego has been very active this offseason and they have a surplus of outfielders.

Ryan Divish/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees Trade Shawn Kelley To Padres

Dec 29, 2014 5:10 PM

The New York Yankees have traded Shawn Kelley to the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-hander Johnny Barbato.

Barbato, 22, was a sixth-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft and pitched last season at Double-A San Antonio.

Kelley, who turns 31 in April, was 3-6 with a 4.53 ERA in a career-high 59 appearances this past season for New York.

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Tags: New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Byrd Trade Between Phillies, Reds Fell Through

Dec 29, 2014 5:04 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds recently had a trade fall through that would have sent Marlon Byrd to Cincinnati.

The other players involved in the reported trade aren't known. The two teams could re-work the trade in the future.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

'Decent Chance' Rays Trade Ben Zobrist

Dec 29, 2014 8:25 AM

There is a decent chance the Tampa Bay Rays will trade Ben Zobrist between now and Opening Day, according to a report.

Zobrist, 33, will be a free agent after the 2015 season and the Rays typically listen to offers for anyone on their roster. He will earn $7.5 million this coming season.

His positionial flexibility also makes him a fit for a long list of trades.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Blue Jays Seeking Closer Via Trade

Dec 24, 2014 9:49 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to add a closer via trade as the offseason continues.

They will look at free agent relievers if a trade can't be worked out, but those options are decreasing.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Sources: Orioles Discussing Outfielder With Padres

Dec 24, 2014 9:47 AM

The Baltimore Orioles are still interested in potentially acquiring Seth Smith or Will Venable from the San Diego Padres, according to sources.

Baltimore will continue to survey all options as San Diego's asking price for the pair of outfielders remains high.

The Padres have a surplus of outfielders after adding Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

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Yankees Check With Rockies On Tulowitzki
A few clubs inquired with the Rockies amid reports that the Mets were discussing the shortstop last week.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Haren 'Holding Out Hope' For Trade To Southern California
Dan Haren, who was traded to the Marlins along with Dee Gordon, has a decision to make regarding his future.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Marlins May Be Looking For Fourth Outfielder
Miami only has three outfielders listed on their 40-man roster.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Padres Plan To Keep Wil Myers
The Padres plan to keep Wil Myers and play him in center field, according to sources close to the organization.

Dennis Lin/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tulowitzki Focusing On Rehab Despite Trade Rumors
Reports that the Mets will trade for Troy Tulowitzki have circulated since before the July trade deadline.

Report: Padres, Phillies Discussing Trade For Hamels
The Boston Globe reported last week the Padres, Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, and Rangers were interested in Cole Hamels.

Giants To Acquire Casey McGehee
The Giants will acquire Casey McGehee from the Marlins.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Source: Red Sox, Padres Nearing Middlebrooks Deal
San Diego will reportedly send Ryan Hanigan to Boston in the deal.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Justin Upton Traded To Padres
Justin Upton will make $14.5 million in 2015 and is set for free agency in 2016.


Sources: Braves Finishing Justin Upton Trade
Justin Upton hit .270/.342/.491 in 641 plate appearances this past season.

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Mets, Rockies Quietly Discussing Tulowitzki
Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is said to be the centerpiece of discussions, but there is still a long way to go in negotiations.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

A's Trade Derek Norris To Padres
Oakland got right-handers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez for Norris, right-hander Seth Streich and an international signing slot.

Associated Press

Dodgers, Padres Finalize Kemp Trade
Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after the club finalized a five-player trade with the Dodgers on Thursday night.

Associated Press

Red Sox Actively Discussing Allen Craig In Trade Talks
The Red Sox are actively discussing Allen Craig with at least one club, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Sources: Rollins Trade Still In Play Despite Kemp Snag
If Matt Kemp doesn't head to the Padres, Philadelphia would have to agree on different compensation.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Kemp's Hip Put Dodgers-Padres Trade On Hold
The trade between the Dodgers and Padres centered around Matt Kemp is currently on hold while the Padres review the outfielder's medical records, according to a source.

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Marlins Getting Calls About Garrett Jones
The Marlins may decide to keep Jones, and use him as a left-handed bat off the bench, either at first base or in right field.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Hamels Keeping An Open Mind On Future
Cole Hamels has repeatedly said that he wants to win while he is pitching in his prime.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Sources: Angels Have Discussed Hamilton With Rangers, Padres
Josh Hamilton is owed $83 million over the next three seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Padres, Rays, Nationals Agree To Trade Centered Around Myers
A three-team deal has been agreed upon that will send Wil Myers to the Padres.

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