MLB rumors: Latest news from the offseason

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 New York Mets have agreed to a two-year contract extension with manager Terry Collins, reports ESPN’s Adam Rubin.

• Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke has officially opted out of his contract and is a free agent, reports Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

• Chat Sports: Ranking the 10 best free agents this offseason

• The Boston Red Sox announced they have picked up the 2016 option on pitcher Clay Buchholz.

• The Milwaukee Brewers have exercised an $8 million option on first baseman Adam Lind, reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

• The Detroit Tigers announced they have declined the 2016 option on pitcher Joe Nathan’s contract, making him a free agent.

• The Dodgers have interviewed Dave Roberts for their managerial job, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Former Padres manager Bud Black will also interview for the job.

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

• The New York Yankees plan to pursue pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Wei-Yin Chen in free agency, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

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