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MLB trade rumors and news for December 17th, 2016

Jump start your day off right with all the trade rumors and news floating around the MLB.

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Good morning baseball fans!

The Marlins signed Brad Ziegler to a two-year, $16 million deal Friday night:

The addition of Ziegler is the second bullpen addition in as many days for the Marlins, who signed righty Junichi Tazawa to a 2-year, $12 million deal yesterday. Miami initially pursued top closers Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen on the free-agent market, but pivoted to other options once they signed elsewhere.

For the teams that missed out on Ziegler, Joe Blanton could be a viable alternative.

Here’s a look at what’s going on around the American League East.

Tampa Bay added some catching depth:

Barnes could be a candidate to earn a spot on Miami’s bench:

This is probably good news for the Red Sox:

Pittsburgh announced a pair of non-roster invitees:

The Mets added a pair of right-handed pitchers:

Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

2016 Winter Meetings Tracker

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Question of the Day: Will Blanton be the next reliever to sign?