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MLB trade rumors and news for December 15th, 2016

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Here’s a roundup of what’s happening around the National League West.

The White Sox have signed Derek Holland in a move I’m sure no one saw coming.

“The White Sox signed veteran starter Derek Holland to a one-year deal Wednesday, according to’s TR Sullivan.

The deal can be worth up to $8 million with incentives, according to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News. Holland’s base salary is $6 million, Grant adds.”

Speaking of pitchers on the move, the Cubs have signed Koji Uehara.

“The Cubs have agreed to a 1-year, $6 million deal with reliever Koji Uehara, as first reported by Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald and FanRag’s Jon Heyman.

Uehara is the second significant bullpen addition of the week for the Cubs, who also acquired Wade Davis in a trade with the Royals. Uehara will serve in a late-inning role for Chicago in front of Davis alongside Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, Carl Edwards Jr. and Justin Grimm.”

It’s rainin’ pitchers, hallelujah it’s rainin’ pitchers. Next up getting their piece of the pie? Welington Castillo.

“The Orioles have agreed to a 1-year, $6 million deal with catcher Welington Castillo, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The deal includes a $7 million player option for 2018, meaning Castillo is guaranteed $13 million.

Baltimore identified Castillo as its top catching target after the veteran was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks earlier in the month, and was said to be a leader for his services during the Winter Meetings. Recent reports cited an agreement as unlikely, though the sides were able to work out their perceived differences and reach a deal.”

Dan Duquette, general manager for the Orioles, is out here throwing shade like a palm tree.

Dexter Fowler will be wearing Mark McGuire’s number in St. Louis. Ouch.

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Today in baseball: On December 15th, 1896, the first pitching machine was invented. It involved a gun shooting a ball at a batter. We’ve come pretty far over 100 years later, huh?

Question of the Day: Do you think the Cardinals should retire Mark McGuire’s number?