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Mariners In No Rush To Trade Edwin Encarnacion

Feb 14, 2019 9:02 AM

The Seattle Mariners have been expected to trade Edwin Encarnacion ever since they acquired him in a three-team deal back in December.

The Mariners are unlikely to trade Encarnacion before the start of full-squad workouts Saturday, but a trade will likely be discussed as needs arise for other clubs this spring.

Encarnacion is 36 and carries a $20 million salary for 2019 plus a $5 million buyout if his team doesn't pick up his option for '20.

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Tags: Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Corey Kluber Trade Talks Have Quieted Down

Feb 11, 2019 8:05 AM

Trade conversations surrounding Corey Kluber have quieted down.

At various points throughout the offseason, the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees have been linked to Kluber.

According to multiple sources, there is almost no chance Kluber will be dealt before the start of Spring Training.

Kluber is under team control through 2021.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Marlins Demanding Prospect From Phillies In J.T. Realmuto Trade

Feb 7, 2019 8:16 AM

If the Philadelphia Phillies are going to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins, they are going to have to include Sixto Sanchez in the deal.

The Marlins view the pitching prospect as a "must" in talks with the Phillies, according to a source.

The Phillies re-engaged the Marlins about Realmuto earlier this week.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Tags: Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians Acquire Nick Wittgren From Marlins

Feb 5, 2019 7:49 AM

The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-hander Nick Wittgren from the Miami Marlins.

Cleveland sent right-hander Jordan Milbrath to Miami in the deal.

Wittgren made 32 appearances for the Marlins last season, posting a 2.94 ERA.

Associated Press

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Corey Kluber Trade Becoming Less Likely As Time Passes

Jan 31, 2019 7:59 AM

While it remains possible that Corey Kluber will be traded, a deal becomes less likely by the day, according to sources.

Kluber will soon report to his ninth Spring Training with the Cleveland Indians.

The Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres have all been linked to the right-hander.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tigers Unlikely To Trade Nicholas Castellanos Until Midseason

Jan 28, 2019 8:26 AM

The Detroit Tigers haven't found a trade partner for Nicholas Castellanos and are unlikely to deal him until midseason.

His agent recently said Castellanos would prefer to be traded sooner rather than later.

"He wants to win and understands the direction of the franchise right now is to procure prospects," Castellanos' agent, David Meter, said. "That being said, he would rather start with his new club going into spring training."

Anthony Fenech/Detroit Free Press

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Nicholas Castellanos Hopes To Be Traded By Spring Training

Jan 25, 2019 8:02 AM

Nicholas Castellanos will be a free agent after the season and has made it clear to the Detroit Tigers that if he's traded he wants it to happen before Spring Training.

"He wants to win and understands the direction of the franchise right now is to procure prospects," said David Meter, Castellanos' agent. "That being said, he would rather start with his new club going into Spring Training."

Recently, Al Avila said the trade market for Castellanos has "been very frustrating."

The 26-year-old is due to make $9.95 million in 2019.

Anthony Fenech/Detroit Free Press

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Braves Will 'Definitely' Be Involved In Trades

Jan 25, 2019 7:57 AM

The Atlanta Braves will "definitely" be involved in trade talks as the offseason progresses.

The Braves pursued James Paxton and Edwin Diaz before they were dealt to the New York Yankees and New York Mets, respectively.

"We're definitely going to be involved in trades," Alex Anthopoulos said. "At the end of the day, we really feel strongly about the talent we have. We've put some good young players on the table in [proposed] deals.

"Whether it was Trade Deadline last year or even this offseason, we've been pretty engaged on the trade market," he continued. "But we haven't been able to say 'yes' to a deal we thought made sense for us. We have the players to go get [big names]. We certainly have the currency. We have the prospects to do it. It's not a financial thing. It's ultimately when we're making a decision from a baseball standpoint, do we think this is the right move for the organization?"

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Dodgers, Marlins Still Discussing J.T. Realmuto Swap

Jan 23, 2019 7:44 AM

The Miami Marlins remain in discussions with the Los Angeles Dodgers regarding J.T. Realmuto, according to multiple sources.

The two clubs have had on-and-off dialogue for most of the offseason.

The Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and Cincinnati Reds are also in the mix for Realmuto.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers, Pirates Having 'Ongoing' Talks About Starling Marte

Jan 22, 2019 8:11 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for some right-handed hitting and have had "ongoing and active discussions" with the Pittsburgh Pirates about Starling Marte, according to a report.

Marte is under contract through 2021.

Even after trading Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to the Cincinnati Reds, the Dodgers have a surplus of outfielders.

Marte carries a base salary of $10 million this coming season.

Michael Duarte/NBC Los Angeles

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Reds, Yankees Nearing Sonny Gray Trade
Sonny Gray can be a free agent after next season and the Reds want to agree to an extension.

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Cubs Have Considered Trading Ben Zobrist
Ben Zobrist carries a $12.5 million salary for 2019 and the Cubs are looking for bullpen help.

Sahadev Sharma/The Athletic

Yankees Working Hard To Trade Sonny Gray
The Yankees appear focused on trading Sonny Gray.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Padres Plan To Move Wil Myers Back To Outfield
The Padres are likely to still be in the market for a third baseman next season.

ESPN.com

Braves, Tigers Discussed Nick Castellanos Around Winter Meetings
The Braves would still like an upgrade in the corner outfield and remain active.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Brewers, Giants Have Discussed Madison Bumgarner Trade
The Brewers and Giants have had "substantive communication" about a potential Madison Bumgarner trade this offseason, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Indians Now Likely To Hold Onto Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber
Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber have been mentioned in trade rumors for a majority of the offseason, but it now appears more and more likely that the Indians will hold onto both pitchers.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

A's Acquire Jurickson Profar In Three-Team Trade With Rangers, Ray
The A's have a potential replacement for Jed Lowrie in Jurickson Profar.

ESPN

Indians Still Discussing Corey Kluber Trade
The Dodgers, Brewers, Phillies and Reds have shown interest in Corey Kluber.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Yankees Could Trade Miguel Andujar
The Padres are believed to be a team interested in Miguel Andujar.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Astros Sign Michael Brantley To Two-Year, $32M Deal
Michael Brantley gives the Astros a left-handed bat in the middle of their lineup.

ESPN

White Sox Have No Plans To Trade Jose Abreu
Jose Abreu, 31, can become a free agent next offseason.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Indians Now Less Likely To Trade Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer
The Indians have been expected to move Corey Kluber and/or Trevor Bauer at some point, but that may now be less likely.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Noah Syndergaard Demonstrates Loyalty To Mets On Instagram
Noah Syndergaard has been the subject of trade rumors recently, but the right-hander displayed his loyalty to the Mets on Instagram this weekend.

RealGM Staff Report

Braves Out On Trading For J.T. Realmuto
The Braves feel there isn't any further reason to discuss trading for catcher J.T. Realmuto.

MLB.com

White Sox Acquire Yonder Alonso From Indians
The Indians will receive outfield prospect Alex Call in the deal with the White Sox.

ESPN.com

Mariners, Indians Complete Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Santana Swap
Carlos Santana is going back to the Indians as part of the three-team deal, which also includes the Rays.

ESPN

Brian Cashman Calls Yankees 'Fully Operational Death Star'
Brian Cashman has said the Yankees would be active this offseason, while also throwing cold water on the notion of signing Bryce Harper.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Nationals Trade Tanner Roark To Reds
The Nationals have traded Tanner Roark to the Reds for right-hander Tanner Rainey.

Associated Press

Mets Making Push To Acquire J.T. Realmuto
The Marlins consider the Mets the front-runner to acquire the catcher, according to one source.

Anthony DiComo/MLB