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.
• Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci will no longer be a part of Fox Sports’ MLB broadcast package, reports Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.