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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for January 3, 2015

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Kansas City has been focused on adding an outfielder and starting pitching depth this winter and should not have to worry about second base. Omar Infante underwent surgery in November but is expected to be healthy by the time Spring Training begins.

Although the Royals did not announce Infante was having a procedure at the time he was, the club is "confident" the surgery will prevent any further shoulder issues. Infante has been plagued by shoulder issues over the last two seasons with the Royals.

While he was injured, Infante "altered his throwing motion to compensate for the elbow pain, thus creating a shoulder problem," according to Morosi.

New York has not expressed any interest in trading Andrew Miller and would seek a starting pitcher in a deal involving the veteran lefty, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.

Mark Melancon has been made available by the Pirates but there is still a good chance he remains in Pittsburgh next season.

Kenta Maeda's deal with the Dodgers only includes $25 million guaranteed over the eight year period:

It is still unclear whether or not Chris Davis and the Orioles will continue discussing a new contract this winter.

The Indians ultimately chose to sign Mike Napoli over Pedro Alvarez because Napoli is known to be solid defensively and adds a right-handed bat to their lineup, according to Cleveland.com's Paul Hoynes.

There is no doubt about Alvarez's power, but he made 23 errors at first base last season. I think the Indians preferred Napoli, considering the cost, at first and Santana at DH instead of Santana at first and Alvarez at DH.

The White Sox have contacted Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Upton and Alex Gordon.

The Dodgers made a statement ending 2015 by signing a pair of starting pitcher:

These deals are a long time coming for Los Angeles. If their offseason mission was to try and yet fail to sign pitchers, up until now they've been accomplishing it. They failed to re-sign Zack Greinke after he opted out of his contract, they missed out on Johnny Cueto, backed away from Hisashi Iwakuma due to injury issues and ended their Aroldis Chapman quest once reports of domestic violence surfaced. But now, the Dodgers finally have more pitchers to join Clayton Kershaw and friends in the starting rotation, and in Maeda they have a righty to slightly balance out the other four left-handers.

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