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The MLB Daily Dish: MLB trade rumors and news for March 12, 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 MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD and rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us at @mlbdailydish on Twitter.

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Toronto signed veteran lefty Randy Choate to a minor league deal Friday afternoon:

Choate, 40, has endured a slow winter on the free-agent market, with the Astros showing the strongest reported interest as of earlier in the month. Houston instead signed Neal Cotts to a minor-league deal, likely ending its pursuit of Choate and forcing the latter to look elsewhere.

David Freese heads to Pittsburgh on a one-year, $3 million deal:

Willie Bloomquist officially announced he is retiring:

Jarrod Parker has a fracture in his elbow, according to multiple reports:

Asdrubal Cabrera is being evaluated after suffering from a knee injury:

David Carpenter heads to the Rays on a minor league deal after being released by the Braves:

Randy Wolf drew some interest this off-season but decided to retire:

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