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

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

MLB’s winter meetings may be over, but with several big-name free agents left on the market, there are plenty of rumors floating around.

Check out the latest MLB news and rumors below.

• The St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly signed free-agent pitcher Mike Leake, reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

• The Los Angeles Dodgers are still pursuing a potential trade for Marlins ace Jose Fernandez even though Miami has reportedly taken him off the market, reports Rosenthal.

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• A deal that would send Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Washington Nationals is unlikely, but is not officially dead, reports’s Mark Sheldon.

• Free-agent outfielder Gerardo Parra is receiving heavy interest from the Kansas City Royals, reports Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi.

• The New York Mets want to add a lefthanded bat in free agency and are targeting Denard Span, Will Venable and Alejandro De Aza, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

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• The Oakland A’s are out of the mix for free agent Scott Kazmir after signing Henderson Alvarez, reports Rosenthal.

• Wade Boggs will have his No. 26 jersey retired by the Boston Red Sox this season, the team announced.


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