Monday January 4th, 2016

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

MLB executives didn't slow down for the holidays, with several teams making acquisitions. Multiple big-name free agents remain on the market, providing plenty of continued rumblings and rumors around the league at the start of the new year.

Check out the latest MLB news and rumors below.

• The Braves are looking to trade either Michael Bourn or Nick Swisher before Opening Day, reports MLB.com's Mark Bowman.

• The Miami Marlins have shown interest in acquiring pitcher Ivan Nova in a trade with the New York Yankees, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

Chat Sports: Yankees unlikely to trade Andrew Miller?

• The Cincinnati Reds are interested in reuniting with pitcher Bronson Arroyo, reports MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon.

• Free-agent pitcher Cliff Lee would need a “perfect fit” to make an MLB comeback this season, agent Darek Braunecker said. Lee is recovering from a flexor tendon tear.

Chat Sports: Alex Gordon expresses his love for Kansas City, return?

• The San Diego Padres are in discussions with free-agent shortstop Ian Desmond, reports Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

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