MLB rumors: Latest news from the off-season on free agency and more
By Justin Lee, Chat Sports
The 2015 MLB general managers’ meetings finished on Thursday with the Los Angeles Angels acquiring shortstop Andrelton Simmons and a minor league catcher from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for shortstop Erick Aybar, Los Angeles’ two top pitching prospects and cash.
Check out the last MLB news and rumors.
• Houston Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus became the first player to accept a qualifying offer since the system was implemented four years ago, the team announced. Rasmus will make $15.8 million over the course of 2016.
• The Miami Marlins will not consult Jose Fernandez’s agent, Scott Boras, in the decision-making process to determine the pitcher’s workload for next season, team president David Samson said. Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery last season.