MLB rumors: Latest news from the off-season on free agency and more

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The MLB off-season started just one week ago, but there’s already a litany of rumblings and rumors around the league about contract situations and upcoming forays into free agency.

Check out the latest MLB news and rumors below.

• Chicago Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez will interview for the Los Angeles Dodgers managerial job, reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

• The Cubs are reportedly targeting outfielders Alex Gordon and Jason Heyward in free agency, reports Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago.

Chat Sports: Chicago Cubs off-season rumors roundup

• The Arizona Diamondbacks plan to address their need for pitching via free agency, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.

• The Minnesota Twins won the bidding to negotiate a deal with Korean slugger Byung-Ho Park, reports Heyman.

• The New York Mets announced they have offered second baseman Daniel Murphy a $15.8 million qualifying offer.

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• The Miami Marlins plan to make an extension offer to second baseman Dee Gordon, reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

• The Twins plan to use free agents to upgrade at catcher and in the bullpen, reports La Velle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune.

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