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

By Scooby Axson
December 13, 2017

Winter Meetings has begun, but will this slow MLB offseason pick up steam at the annually frenetic event? Be sure to check in here regularly for the latest rumors, news and moves around the league.

Rumors and News

• The Yankees and White Sox are among the teams that have expressed interest in Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. (

• The Cardinals have reportedly acquired Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna for pitching prospect Sandy Alcantara. (Sirius XM and

• After initially telling teams that they are not looking to move outfielder Christian Yelich, the Marlins are now saying that they have not ruled out trading Yelich and will talk to him to see if he wants to stay in Miami. (The Athletic)

• The Diamondbacks and Rangers have discussed a possible trade involving starter Zack Greinke. (

• Other teams are also inquiring about Greinke, though Arizona would require another starter to take his place in the rotation, potentially complicating talks. (The Athletic)

• Along with Greinke, the Diamondbacks are getting calls about lefthanded starter Patrick Corbin and utility players Chris Owings and Brandon Drury. (The Athletic)

• Free-agent outfielder J.D. Martinez will meet with Red Sox officials this week. (

• The Royals are getting lots of calls about lefthanded starter Danny Duffy and are "seriously thinking" about dealing him. (FanRag Sports)

• The Giants are "staying in contact" with free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce but have seen trade talks with the Reds for outfielder Billy Hamilton "fade significantly." (The Athletic)

• The Athletics are "edging closer" to getting outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the Cardinals. (San Francisco Chronicle)

• The Twins have signed starter Michael Pineda to a two-year, $10 million contract. Pineda spent last season with the Yankees but suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in July and will miss most of the 2018 season. (USA Today)

• The Rockies have re-signed lefthanded reliever Jake McGee to a three-year deal worth $27 million. McGee posted a 3.61 ERA in 57 1/3 innings for Colorado last season, striking out 58. (FanRag Sports)

• The Mets have signed righthanded reliever Anthony Swarzak to a two-year, $14 million deal. Swarzak spent last year with the White Sox and Brewers, recording a 2.33 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 77 1/3 innings. (Newsday)

• The Mariners have signed righthanded reliever Juan Nicasio to a two-year contract. Nicasio split the 2017 season between the Pirates and Cardinals, with a 2.61 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings. (The Athletic)

• The Angels are “definitely interested” in Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, with the Mets, Giants and Brewers also showing interest. (

• Kinsler's no-trade list comprises 10 teams: the Mets, Yankees, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers, Athletics, Padres, Giants, Rays and Blue Jays. (The New York Post)

• The Dodgers are still having talks with free-agent starter Yu Darvish. (

• The Blue Jays, Orioles, Astros, Athletics and Phillies are all interested in free-agent outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. (FanRag Sports)

• The Blue Jays are also interested in free-agent outfielder Carlos Gomez. (FanRag Sports)

• As many as 10 teams are interested in free-agent infielder Todd Frazier, including the Giants and Angels. (The New York Post)

• Free-agent second baseman Eduardo Nuñez is drawing interest from the Red Sox, Blue Jays and Yankees. (FanRag Sports)

• The Padres are talking trades involving infielders Yangervis Solarte and Chase Headley, who was acquired by San Diego from the Yankees on Tuesday. (FanRag Sports)

• The Mets are weighing their second base options and could be eyeing Jason Kipnis, Josh Harrison, Cesar Hernandez and Kinsler. (FanRag Sports)

• There is "strong optimism" the Rockies and closer Greg Holland will agree to a deal. (FanRag Sports)

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