MLB rumors: News on free-agent contracts, trades and more

Tuesday December 13th, 2016

The off-season hot stove is warming up with trade rumors and free agency decisions coming down the pipeline.

The rumor mill has picked back up after a brief lull when the passage of a new collective bargaining agreement was in question, but now that the new CBA is in place, free-agent dealings have commenced.

Keep up to date on the latest MLB news and rumors below:

• The Brewers and Angels have agreed to a deal that will send catcher Jett Bandy to Milwaukee in exchange for catcher Martin Maldonato. (Jeff Passan, Yahoo Sports and Joel Sherman, New York Post)

• The Orioles have signed infielder and outfielder Sean Coyle to a minor league deal. (Eduardo Encina, Baltimore Sun)

• Pittsburgh was presented with a “nice offer” from a mystery team for Andrew McCutchen, but the team seeks big-league players, and not prospects. (Jon Heyman, Today’s Knuckleball)

• Kenley Jansen chose the Dodgers despite the Nationals deferring less of his money. (Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports)

• The Los Angeles Dodgers have a contract offer on the table to retain free-agent third baseman Justin Turner. Reports are that Turner will sign a four-year deal, worth $64 million. (ESPN)

• The Seattle Mariners have been in contact with the Tampa Bay Rays and Cincinnati Reds about acquiring a starting pitcher. (Jon Morosi, MLB Network)

• The Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs have been in contact about lefthanded reliever Justin Wilson. (Jon Morosi, MLB Network)

• Atlanta signed lefthander John Danks to a minor-league deal. (Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports)

• Teams are inquiring about Rays righthander Alex Colome, but the price is very high. (Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports)

• Seattle is talking to Cincinnati and Tampa Bay about starting pitching. (Jon Morosi, MLB Network)

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