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

November 17, 2015

By Justin Lee, Chat Sports

The 2015 American League and National League Rookie of the Year awards were handed out on Monday, with Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa taking home AL honors and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant winning the NL award in unanimous fashion.

Check out the latest MLB news and rumors below.

• The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Leonys Martin in a five-player trade with the Texas Rangers on Monday, Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports. In exchange, the Rangers received reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, outfielder James Jones and a player to be named later.

• Willie Mays and Yogi Berra will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Nov. 24, the White House announced.

• The New York Mets are planning to “make a strong push” for free agent utility man Ben Zobrist, reports Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.

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• Cincinnati Reds third basemen Todd Frazier is “legitimately out there” as a trade option if another team is willing to part with a “big return,” a source told ESPN’s Jayson Stark.

• The San Diego Padres are shopping outfielder Matt Kemp and starting pitcher Tyson Ross, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

• San Diego has hired Alan Zinter as the team’s next hitting coach, Corey Brock of reports.

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• Veteran pitcher Mark Buehrle is unlikely to return to the Toronto Blue Jays. Bob Elliot of the Toronto Sun reports Buehrle will either pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals in his hometown next season or retire.

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