By Justin Lee, Chat Sports
After a relatively quite Christmas holiday, the MLB Hot Stove is once again heating up with rumblings of trade talks and free-agent signings.
Check out the latest MLB rumors and news below.
• Former MLB outfielder Dave Henderson died Sunday at the age of 57 after suffering a massive heart attack, reports the Associated Press.
• Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmermann and Taylor Teagarden were all named in an Al Jazeera report on performance enhancing drugs. Zimmermann and Howard's attorney, William Burck of Quinn Emanuel, told MLB Trade Rumors that the accusations are “inexcusable and irresponsible.”
• Dan Haren and current teammate Tom Koehlerrefuted the notion that players on the Miami Marlins openly rooted for starting pitcher Jose Fernandez to fail at the expense of the team, according to Bleacher Report.
• Free-agent outfielder Alex Gordonwants to return to the Kansas City Royals, but the distance between the two sides in negotiations may be too much to overcome, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.