MLB rumors: News on free-agent contracts, trades and more
The off-season hot stove is warming up with trade rumors and free agency decisions coming down the pipeline.
The rumor mill has picked back up after a brief lull when the passage of a new collective bargaining agreement was in question, but now that the new CBA is in place, free-agent dealings have commenced.
Keep up to date on the latest MLB news and rumors below.
• Former Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo has a one-year deal in place with the Orioles with an option for a second year. (Jon Heyman, FanRag Sports)
• The White Sox still would like to trade lefthanded starter Jose Quintana and believed the Astros were great trading partners, but Houston does not want to meet the asking price. (Bob Nightengale, USA Today)
• The Yankees and Giants are not interested in former Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista. (Jon Morosi, MLB Network)
• The White Sox are finalizing a deal with lefthanded starter Derek Holland, who went 7–9 in 2016. (Scott Merkin, MLB.com)
• The Cubs and reliever Koji Uehara have agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $6 million. (Jesse Rogers, ESPN.com)
• The Tigers do not plan to deal closer Francisco Rodriguez this off-season. (Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press)
• The Dodgers haven't ruled out a trade for Brian Dozier or re-signing Chase Utley as a free agent. (Doug Padilla, ESPN.com)
• The Braves agreed to terms with pitcher John Danks on a minor league contract.