clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

MLB trade rumors and news for January 8th, 2017

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

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

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 or @MLBDailyDish on Instagram.

Good morning baseball fans!

The Padres are seeking pitching help and are interested in Jake Peavy and Doug Fister:

San Diego signed Clayton Richard and Jhoulys Chacin to one-year deals in December, when the club was first rumored to be considering Weaver. However, it seems the Padres still want to add another arm before Spring Training begins.

Los Angeles signed Bobby Wilson to a minor league deal.

Milwaukee added some minor league catching depth Saturday:

Though the Marlins might not have a roster spot for Jose Urena, it’s unlikely they trade him, according to’s Joe Frisaro.

The Dodgers signed reliever Steve Geltz to a minor league deal, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy.

Edwin Encarnacion’s contract includes some odd bonuses:

It doesn’t seem the Braves have a good chance of adding Brian Dozier:

The Royals added several veteran relievers on minor league deals:

Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

2016 Winter Meetings Tracker

They say laughter is the best medicine, and we don’t want you taking any risks during this year’s cold and flu season. Better head on over to our Instagram, @MLBDailyDish, for your daily dose. And don’t worry, we’ll be sure to bill your insurance.

Today in baseball: On this day in 2005, the Cardinals signed Manager Tony La Russa to a three-year extension.

Question of the Day: Where will Jered Weaver sign?