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

Thursday November 19th, 2015

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The 2015 American League and National League Cy Young awards were handed out on Wednesday, with Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel taking home AL honors and Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta winning the NL award. Amid the excitement of the end-of-season awards, transaction talks are still underway between many teams.

Check out the latest MLB news and rumors below.

• The Detroit Tigers announced they have acquired closer Francisco Rodriguez in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.

• Detroit has also expressed interest in free-agent pitcher Doug Fister, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney.

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• The New York Mets are “very interested” in free agent Ben Zobrist, reports Tim Rohan of The New York Times.

• The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have talked with the Atlanta Braves about the availability of pitcher Shelby Miller, reports Olney.

• Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis will miss four to five months after having surgery on his injured left shoulder, the team announced.

• The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed second baseman Neil Walker on the trade block and have had conversations with the Baltimore Orioles about a potential trade, reports Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun.

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• The Cleveland Indians have had discussions about trading starting pitching with the Blue Jays, Dodgers, and Yankees, reports Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

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