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2018 MLB Winter Meetings: Rumor Tracker for Day Three

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Happy Tuesday, everybody. Track all the rumors and news from Day Three of the Winter Meetings right here.

Miami Marlins v New York Mets Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

On the third day of the Winter Meetings, baseball gave me... a schedule full of press conferences with the best managers in the MLB, a trade show and so much more!

11:15 PM EST
After Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts described his club’s amount of outfielders as a “plethora” earlier today,’s Mark Feinsand reports that the Dodgers are actively shopping outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp. Although it would be big news if one of them is traded, it certainly would not come as a surprise, as Los Angeles has mentioned several times that they need to thin out their outfield.

11:00 PM EST
Negotiations between free agent reliever Adam Ottavino and both the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets are intensifying, per MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. At the moment, the Red Sox and Mets are the front-runners for Ottavino.

10:30 PM EST
The Boston Red Sox and veteran outfielder Gorkys Hernandez have reached an agreement on a minor-league contract, per Boston Globe’s Alex Speier, who adds that Hernandez will earn $1M if he makes it to the majors.

8:45 PM EST
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indirectly discussed the J.T. Realmuto trade rumors by saying the Dodgers could use a new catcher, and they have a plethora of outfielders and pitchers they could trade.

7:30 PM EST
Per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers have spent lots of time discussing trade scenarios. The two sides have discussed Los Angeles outfielder Yasiel Puig and Cincinnati pitcher Homer Bailey, among other players.

7:00 PM EST
Executives from the New York Mets and Miami Marlins said, regarding J.T. Realmuto, they are engaged with other teams and have discussed what is best for their own respective organizations, but could not say which teams they have talked to and which players they have discussed.

6:15 PM EST
Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported that the Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in acquiring outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. from the Boston Red Sox to replace free agent outfielder A.J. Pollock.

4:30 PM EST
It seems highly unlikely that free agent second baseman Jed Lowrie returns to the Oakland Athletics for the 2019 season, according to Bob Ross of NBC Sports.

3:30 PM EST
Free agent outfielder Michael Brantley is searching for a deal worth around $17 million annually, according to a major league source. Meanwhile, MLB executives believe Brantley will get a deal worth just under $15 million annually. There’s a significant difference between those two figures.

3:30 PM EST
The New York Mets front office staff is meeting right now to discuss which players they are or aren’t willing to part ways with in order to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins. Jon Heyman of FanCred reports that the staff has discussed Noah Syndergaard and Amed Rosario already.

3:00 PM EST
The Toronto Blue Jays announced they have released veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who will still receive the $38M in guaranteed money he was owed over the next two seasons.

2:45 PM EST
The Philadelphia Phillies have made a splash in the free agent market by signing free agent outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a three-year, $50 million deal with a club option, per FanCred’s Jon Heyman and The Athletic’s Matt Gelb.

2:30 PM EST
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed RHP Jordan Lyles to a one-year deal, per Jon Heyman of FanCred and Chris Cotillo of MassLive.

2:15 PM EST
Bob Nightengale of USA Today hears that the Red Sox are looking to move some big contracts after having the highest payroll in baseball last season. A few names to watch are Rick Porcello, Mitch Moreland and Rusney Castillo.

2:00 PM EST
The full trade has been announced: The Chicago White Sox have acquired RHP Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for low-level RHP prospect Yordi Rosario and $500K in international bonus pool money.

1:00 PM EST
The Chicago White Sox have acquired RHP Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates, per The Athletic. The two sides will announce the move at 2:00 PM EST.

11:30 AM EST
It appears a J.A. Happ signing could be close. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reports that Happ will accept the first reasonable three-year deal that he is offered.

11:00 AM EST
The New York Yankees have had discussions with other teams regarding third baseman Miguel Andujar, rival executives tell The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray. If a three-team trade between the Yankees, Mets, and Marlins were to happen, Andujar could go to the Marlins, who are looking for a young third baseman. Trading Andujar would also open the door for a Manny Machado signing.

9:30 AM EST
The New York Mets are in discussions with the Miami Marlins regarding a trade that would send star catcher J.T. Realmuto to the Big Apple. The Mets are considering several trade scenarios, including a three-team deal with the New York Yankees.

9:00 AM EST
Las Vegas is busy. The cowboy rodeo festival is in full swing. And the Winter Meetings, of course. Have a great Tuesday!