MLB trade rumors and news for March 5th, 2017

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

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Here is a roundup of everything going around in the American League Central.

  • Giants starter Johnny Cueto isn’t thinking about the fact he could opt-out of his deal at the end of the season, according to MLB.com’s Chris Haft.
  • Mets outfielder Jay Bruce didn’t think he would be back with New York in 2017, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
  • Rougned Odor and the Rangers haven’t gained much ground on an extension.
  • Lorenzo Cain, an impending free agent, is open to an extension with the Royals.
  • Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is expected to sell the team before the end of the year, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
  • Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs didn’t have much success in his first outing of the spring.
  • Trevor Rosenthal is competing for a spot in the Cardinals rotation, but it’s unlikely he earns one, according to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • Todd Frazier could return Wednesday, according to CSN Chicago’s Dan Hayes.
  • Royals outfielder Brandon Moss has been plagued by back stiffness, according to Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star.
  • The Orioles signed right-hander Steve Johnson to a minor league deal, according to MASN.com’s Roch Kubatko.

Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

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