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

December 23, 2015

By Justin Lee, Chat Sports

As the end of the year approaches, rumors continue to swirl around both the trade block and free-agent market.

Check out the latest MLB news and rumors below.

• The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal with free-agent righty Mike Leake, reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

• The New York Mets have signed outfielder Alejandro De Aza to a one-year, $4.5 million deal, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney.

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• The Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda, reports Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

• The Chicago White Sox are one of the teams that have expressed interest in free-agent outfielder Alex Gordon, reports Rosenthal.

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• The New York Yankees are looking to trade starting pitcher Ivan Nova, according to the New York Post.

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