Tuesday December 8th, 2015

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The MLB winter meetings kicked off this week, and as free-agent and trade rumors continue to swirl, we’ll likely see plenty of movement over the next couple of days in Nashville.

Check out the latest MLB news and rumors below.

• Closer Aroldis Chapman allegedly fired gunshots and choked his girlfriend during a domestic violence incident in October, reports Tim Brown and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The incident is reportedly holding up Chapman’s trade from the Cincinnati Reds to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

• Free-agent Ben Zobrist is expected to sign with a team sometime in the next 48 hours, reports Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi. He has drawn interest from the San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals and New York Mets.

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• As many as 15 teams have interest in signing free-agent pitcher Cliff Lee, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

• The San Diego Padres have traded infielder Jedd Gyorko to the St. Louis Cardinals for centerfielder Jon Jay, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

• The Baltimore Orioles have re-signed reliever Darren O’Day to a four-year, $31 million deal, reports ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

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• Chicago Cubs third baseman​ Kris Bryant and Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco have filed grievances against their respective teams for allegedly keeping them in the minor leagues to purposefully delay their future free agency, reports Passan.

• The Boston Red Sox have traded pitcher Wade Miley to the Seattle Mariners, reports Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.

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