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MLB trade rumors and news for December 19th, 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 temperature may be dropping but the stoves are still hot. Gather ‘round.

Here’s a roundup of everything going down over in the American League Central.

ICYMI, the Marlins signed Brad Ziegler to a 2-year deal.

“The Marlins have reached agreement on a 2-year, $16 million contract with reliever Brad Ziegler, a source has confirmed to SB Nation. The deal can max out at $18 million if all incentive clauses are reached.

Ken Rosenthal of was first to report the deal.

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. “

Could the Yankees finally pull the trigger on trading one of their veterans?

Point well taken.

Snow and baseball is only a beautiful sight when a game is not interfered with. So, like right now.

The current Hall of Fame class is being supremely overpowered by Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on the ballot.

Chris Sale is trading one Sox for another. Prepare yourself, American League East.

Chris Sale traded to the Red Sox

Good luck to the AL East with THIS GUY now joining the Red Sox.

Posted by MLB Daily Dish - MLB Trades, Signings, Rumors on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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