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

November 18, 2015

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The 2015 American League and National League Manager of the Year awards were handed out on Tuesday, with Texas Rangers skipper Jeff Banister taking home AL honors and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon winning the NL award.

Check out the latest MLB news and rumors below.

• Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz announced Wednesday that he will retire after the 2016 season.

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• San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has signed a six-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

• The New York Mets are willing to trade pitcher Zack Wheeler, but are not “actively shopping” him, reports Marc Carig of Newsday.

• Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is expected to be traded this off-season, reports Craig Mish of Sirius XM.

• The Detroit Tigers are looking to trade for a top closer and have inquired about the Reds’ Aroldis Chapman and the Yankees' Andrew Miller, reports Rosenthal.

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• The Los Angeles Angels announced they have signed infielder Cliff Pennington to a two-year contract.

• Pitcher Rich Hill has signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, the team announced Tuesday.

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