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

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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 will commence.

The biggest free agent taken off the market so far has been outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who re-signed with the New York Mets this week for four years and $100 million. Top-tier relievers Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman are still available.

Keep up to date on the latest MLB news and rumors below:

• The New York Yankees will reportedly sign free-agent outfielder Matt Holliday. Holliday will receive a one-year deal worth $13 million.

• The Toronto Blue Jays and free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler are “apart” in talks, according to FanRag’s Jon Heyman. Heyman reports the St. Louis Cardinals remain in contention to sign Fowler.

• The Houston Astros still are on the lookout for a top-flight starter and are inquiring about White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer.

• The Miami Marlins are making a push for Chapman, reports's Joe Frisaro.

• Mark Trumbo remains a possibility for the Colorado Rockies, reports's Jon Morosi. Trumbo led the majors with 47 home runs last season

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