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Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network and FOX Sports reported sources saying the Cubs and Marlins are close to completing a trade that would send pitcher Carlos Zambrano to Miami.

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Rosenthal: Free Agency Update

Ken Rosenthal has the latest on Prince Fielder. Find out which team will land the slugger.

Orioles Eyeing Chen, Jackson, Maholm

Wei-Yin Chen, Edwin Jackson, and Paul Maholm are among the pitchers of interest to the Orioles as they seek to further upgrade their rotation, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  Their interest in Chen has been known for a while, and last Thursday Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun linked the Orioles to Jackson and Joe Saunders.  I added Hisashi Iwakuma to the list yesterday...

Quick Hits: Harden, Wheeler, Padres, Votto, Mets

Links for Tuesday as news and rumors pick up after a holiday lull...  Free agent right-hander Rich Harden is drawing interest from teams that would use him either as a starter or a reliever, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Harden posted 9.9 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 82 2/3 innings as a starter for the Athletics in 2011. The Twins continue eyeing affordable right-handed...

Pirates Still Looking For Utility Infielder

The Pirates continue to look for a utility infielder capable of playing shortstop, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Pittsburgh signed Anderson Hernandez earlier this offseaosn, but they're presumably looking for someone with more offense and experience. As our Free Agent Tracker shows, players with shortstop experience like Orlando Cabrera, Adam Everett...

Red Sox, Mariners Interested In Maholm

The Red Sox and Mariners are among the teams interested in Paul Maholm, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Cubs and Orioles are still in on the free agent left-hander and the Pirates remain in touch with him. The Padres have also been linked to Maholm, a Bo McKinnis client. Maholm, 29, posted a 3.66 ERA with 5.4 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and 49.9% ground ball rate in 162 1/3 innings...

Rosenthal On Garza, Turner, Madson, Lee

The Cubs have traded Sean Marshall, Carlos Zambrano and Andrew Cashner in recent weeks. Could Matt Garza be next? Ken Rosenthal of FOX breaks down the market for Garza and offers more rumors from around the league: Cubs execs Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are alarmed by the lack of minor league talent in their own system, so trading Garza might appeal to them. The Yankees,...

Marlins Notes: Ramirez, Jackson, Saunders

The Marlins, who agreed to terms with Greg Dobbs on a two-year deal this evening, are still considering ways of improving their rotation. Here’s the latest... Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears that Hanley Ramirez still has a “strong preference” to remain at shortstop, but will deal with his upcoming position change professionally. The Marlins are expected to meet with...

Pirates Expressed Interest in A.J. Burnett

Ken Rosenthal has an update on the New York Yankees trying to deal starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, and notes that the Pittsburgh Pirates expressed interest at one point (h/t Bucs Dugout). Rosenthal reports that the Yankees haven’t had any success trying to move Burnett, who is owed $16.5 M a year for the next two years. The right hander is coming off back to back years where he...

Joe Saunders Receiving Offers

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Joe Saunders has been receiving offers from multiple teams. The offers reportedly range from one to three years, no idea at the dollar value. Saunders is coming off a fairly solid season so I’m not as surprised as others. @Ken_Rosenthal: Sources: Saunders receiving one-year and multi-year offers. Three...

Fielder Seeking Opt-Out Clause?

Yesterday we learned from Scott Boras that "there's a lot of passengers on the PF Flyer," and Prince Fielder is best described as a combination of Henry Kissinger and Frank Howard (courtesy of Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post).  The latest on the PF Flyer... Many in the industry believe Boras seeks an opt-out clause for Fielder, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX...
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