Tuesday January 12th, 2016

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

We're just over a month away from spring training, meaning that the next 30 days or so are going to be frantic with teams solidifying their rosters via trade and free agency.

Check out the latest MLB rumors and news below.

• The Detroit Tigers have shown interest in and are pursuing star outfielders Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes and Dexter Fowler, reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

• The New York Yankees have named newly acquired Aroldis Chapman their closer over Andrew Miller, who will move into a setup role, manager Joe Girardi said Monday.

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• Cuban phenom Lazarito Armenteros, 16, has been declared a free agent by Major League Baseball, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

• The Colorado Rockies have signed outfielder Gerardo Parra to a $26 million, three-year contract, according to a report by Wilmer Reina.

• Korean reliever Seung-Hwan Oh has signed a one-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, reports MLB Trade Rumors’ Zach Links.

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• Cuban shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez has agreed to a $6 million deal with the Cincinnati Reds, reports MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez.

• The Miami Marlins have expressed interest in signing free agent Jeff Francoeur, reports Heyman.

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