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

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The winter meetings may be over, but there are still several big-name free agents on the market who are keeping the rumor mill running.

Check out the latest MLB news and rumors below.

• MLB commissioner Rob Manfred will not lift Pete Rose’s lifetime ban from baseball for betting on games, the league announced Monday.

• Pitcher Johnny Cueto has signed a six-year, $130 million deal with the San Francisco Giants, the team announced.

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• The St. Louis Cardinals are no longer looking to make a “dynamic signing” in free agency, general manager John Monzeliak told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. They missed on signing top targets David Price and Jason Heyward.

• The Chicago Cubs are expected to trade for a young starting pitcher this offseason, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Chicago has already acquired Ben Zobrist, John Lackey, and Heyward.

• The Kansas City Royals won’t be able to re-sign outfielder Alex Gordon unless the market price drops into their comfort zone, reports Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star.

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• Kansas City has also reportedly joined the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles in pursuit of free-agent pitcher Yovani Gallardo, reports SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo.

• Reliever Steve Cishek has signed a two-year deal with the Seattle Mariners, the team announced.

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