Tuesday November 3rd, 2015

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The MLB offseason is starting to gear up following the Kansas City Royals’ World Series victory over the New York Mets. Teams are now looking to fill vacant managerial positions and make decisions on upcoming free agents.

Check out the latest MLB news and rumors below.

• The Washington Nationals have hired Dusty Baker as their manager.

• The Boston Red Sox have exercised their $13 million option on righthander Clay Buchholz.

• The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised 2016 options on Jose BautistaEdwin Encarnacion and R.A. Dickey, while declining an option on infielder Maicer Izturis.

• The Los Angeles Dodgers have interviewed Dave Roberts to fill their vacated managerial position, reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

• Charlie Nagy has been named the Los Angeles Angels’ new pitching coach.

• Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is expected to leave the Mets in free agency, reports ESPN’s Adam Rubin.

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• The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have exercised their 2016 option on Jaime Garcia.

• The Blue Jays named Tony LaCava their interim general manager, report Jeff Blair and Shi Davidi of SportsNet.

• Mark Shapiro was introduced as president and CEO of the Blue Jays on Monday.

• The Miami Marlins have officially hired Don Mattingly as their manager.

• Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez turned down a long-term contract offer made by the team, reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

• The Baltimore Orioles are expected to pursue free agent Daniel Murphy, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.

• Chat Sports: Three free agents the Dodgers could sign this offseason

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