MLB rumors: News on free-agent contracts, trades and more

Jason Miller

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:

• The Los Angeles Dodgers and third baseman Justin Turner Turner are closing in on four-year deal. (Buster Olney, ESPN.com)

• The Los Angeles Angels acquired middle infielder Danny Espinosa from the Washington Nationals for two minor league pitchers.

• Baltimore Orioles are focused on bringing back right fielder Mark Trumbo and don't appear to be interested in free-agent slugger Chris Carter (Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com)

• The Blue Jays and free-agent outfielder Jose Bautista remain in contact about a potential contract (Jon Paul Morosi, MLB.com)

• Free-agent reliever Greg Holland are engaged in talks with contending teams, including the Dodgers. (Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports)

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