The MLB offseason has been relatively quiet to this point, but that should change during baseball's winter meetings starting on Dec. 9, which is where much of the foundation for offseason trades and other acquisitions take place. As such, the rumor mill is buzzing with potential free agent signings and trade talks, especially around the future of Carlos Santana. Here are all the latest MLB rumors you need to know.
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Angels Interested in Carlos Santana
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first mentioned the Angels as a Santana suitor in mid-November, among a list of teams that included the Indians, Red Sox, Mariners, Phillies, and Mets. On Tuesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Angels "remain interested" in free agent slugger Carlos Santana.
While #Angels are focused on the Shohei Ohtani pursuit after meeting with him this week, they’re open to adding a corner infielder and remain interested in Carlos Santana, sources say. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 6, 2017
Santana is 31-years-old and rejected the Indians one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer last month. He batted .259/.363/.455 with 23 home runs and 79 RBI in 154 games this past season for the Indians.
Cubs Interested in Brandon Kintzler
Last month the Rockies and Cardinals were rumored as the top teams to land Nationals relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Cubs have also shown interest in free agent reliever Kintzler.
Neftali Feliz's New Audition
Feliz was released by the Royals in early September after a disappointing 2017 season where he posted a 4.74 ERA in his 20 games. According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, free agent Neftali Feliz is scheduled to audition for a team in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.
Free-agent righty Neftali Feliz recently received a clean bill of health from Dr. James Andrews and is auditioning with a team in the DR tomorrow, source tells SBN. Split 2017 between MIL and KC.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 6, 2017
Cotillo says Feliz recently received a clean bill of health from Dr. James Andrews after being diagnosed with ulnar nerve palsy in his right arm last August. The team in the Dominican Republic he is visiting with today is still unknown.Back to the MLB Newsfeed