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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for December 27, 2015

Kick your day off right with the latest news, rumors, and analysis covering what could, should, and will affect your club's roster.

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While the Nationals have been linked to free agent starters Scott Kazmir and Wei-Yin Chen, the Royals are also hoping to add a starting pitcher:

Te Royals have increasingly been connected to free agent starting pitcher targets lately with Dayton Moore recently confirming their desire to add a starting pitcher. The pitcher they are able to land depends much on how their negotiations go with free agent left fielder Alex Gordon. If the Royals are able to land Gordon to a long-term deal, that may not leave much money left over to pursue starting pitching, especially if the Royals want to maintain their financial flexibility for 2018, when much of the team is eligible for free agency.

The Yankees are hoping to add some depth at third base this winter.

Los Angeles signed Elian Herrera to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training:

Righty Jay Jackson was released by the Padres so he can pursue another opportunity in Japan.

St. Louis made the Mike Leake signing official Saturday. He received a full no-trade clause and can earn up to $93 million.

The Cardinals are seeking outfield help and have been linked to Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson.

The Dodgers are thought to be the favorite for Kenta Maeda.

There is a chance lefty reliever Mike Dunn is traded by the Marlins this winter, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.

The Marlins have received some interest in the hard-throwing reliever and it’s looking as if he’ll eventually get moved. But one thing that has scared off some teams is concern about his control. He walked 29 in 54 innings last season and has made 70 or more appearances the last three years and four of the last five.

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