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MLB Rumors: Multiple Teams Interested in Jake Arrieta

Here are the latest on MLB rumors, possible trade talks and free agency transactions.

It has been a slow free agency period so far, but things are expected to pick up once the winter meetings take place next month in Orlando, Fla.

So far, the nine players who have received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams have turned down the offer and there has been little movement between teams and the 166 players that have filed for free agency.

Here is the latest news and rumors from around the league.

Rumors and News

• The Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers have each shown interest in Jake Arrieta. (Boston Globe)

• Trade talks with the Giants and Marlins about NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton are intensifying. (

• The Texas Rangers have interest in free agent pitchers Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb, even after signing Doug Fister (

• The Washington Nationals have "some interest" in Detroit Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann. (Boston Globe)

• The Nationals are not expected to re-sign Jayson Werth. (Washington Post)

• Andre Ethier refutes claims that he is retiring and says he plans on playing in 2018. (