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The latest news and rumors from the MLB off-season.

November 13, 2015

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 San Diego Padres traded reliever Joaquin Benoit to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for righty Enyel De Los Santos and infielder Nelson Ward, the team announced on Thursday.

• The 2015 Silver Slugger Awards were announced on Thursday. The San Francisco Giants lead the way with three award recipients.

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• Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg underwent surgery in October to remove a non-cancerous growth from his back, agent Scott Boras told reporters on Wednesday.

• 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.

• Several big-name relief pitchers, including the San Diego Padres’ Craig Kimbrel and Cincinnati RedsAroldis Chapman, are available for trade, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

• The Kansas City Royals have contacted free agent relievers Darren O'Day and Tony Sipp, reports Rosenthal.

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