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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for January 9, 2016

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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The major news Friday evening came from the Nationals and Blue Jays, who agreed to a trade that sent Drew Storen to Toronto in exchange for outfielder Ben Revere.

The deal fills pressing needs for both clubs, as Washington has been looking for outfield help to replace Denard Span, who signed with the Giants on Thursday. Toronto has been looking for back-end bullpen help all winter, and has always been thought of as a potential suitor for Jonathan Papelbon, another available Nationals' reliever.

Justin Upton has not come close to signing with a club, but his goal has not changed. To this point, Upton is not interested in signing a one-year deal.

San Diego is seeking shortstop depth and has expressed interest in both Alexei Ramirez and Ian Desmond.

Washington hired former Marlins GM Dan Jennings to serve as an assistant general manager:

Jennings will now have an opportunity to compete against his former club and is well respected around baseball. He was directly involved in negotiating Giancarlo Stanton's extension last off-season and will likely be a valuable addition to Washington's front office under current General Manager and President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo.

The Nationals are reportedly shopping Gio Gonzalez, and if he is moved, Wei-Yin Chen could be a potential replacement option.

Veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra could sign soon, and the Rockies are aggressively pursuing him.

Los Angeles is still not interested in some of the top free agent outfielders available:

The Angels also avoided arbitration with lefty Hector Santiago:

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Question of the Day: How much success will Revere have in Washington?