MLB News Roundup: Yankees, Dodgers Enter Stanton Sweepstakes

The Miami Marlins reached out to the New York Yankees to discuss their possible interest in star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on Wednesday night according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports.

Heyman also reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers are in the mix for Stanton, who is from the LA area. According to multiple reports, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have been the most aggressive in the pursuit of Stanton to this point.

You will be shocked to find out that Mariners GM Jerry DiPoto made this first significant trade of the offseason acquiring first baseman Ryon Healy from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for reliever Emilio Pagan and infield prospect Alexander Campos.

The Los Angeles Angels have had extensive internal discussions about trading for Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler according to Anthony French of the Detroit Free Press. Kinsler does have a limited no-trade clause that includes 10 teams.

Free agents Neil Walker and Zack Cozart are also expected to be of interest to the Angels according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The Pittsburgh Pirates have interest in bringing back Walker to play second base according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

There is mutual interest between the Cubs and free agent right-handed starter Alex Cobb according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times.

Other News and Notes

The Minnesota Twins have voided the contract of international signee Jelfry Marte due to an vision issue identified in his physical according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. The Dominican shortstop originally signed for a $3 million bonus and was ranked as BA’s No. 13 prospect in the 2017 class.

Former Met Logan Verrett has signed with the NC Dinos of the KBO. The right-hander gets a one-year deal worth $800,000 with a $200,000 signing bonus.

Former Mets minor leaguer Kevin Canelon has signed a minor league deal with the Cincinatti Reds. He had a 2.97 ERA for the St. Lucie Mets in 2017.

The Texas Rangers acquired minor leaguer Hunter Cole from the Giants to complete the trade that sent reliever Sam Dyson to San Francisco in June.

Veteran starter Jake Peavy hopes to return to the major league in 2018 after sitting out this past season. Peavy won a Cy Young in 2007 with the Padres when Sandy Alderson was the CEO of San Diego.

The posting system for Shohei Ohtani has yet to be finalized by MLBPA and NPB, and while negotiations are currently at a standstill, there is optimism they will get worked out.

Padres have been receiving calls about infielders Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg and Carlos Asuaje according to AJ Cassavell of



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