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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton stands on the field during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Miami. A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
It's official: NL MVP Stanton now slugging for the Yankees
FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton stands on the field during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Miami. A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
Giancarlo Stanton will reportedly accept trade to four teams, guess who's not on the list?
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
Giancarlo Stanton will reportedly accept trade to four teams, guess who's not on the list?
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
Giancarlo Stanton will reportedly accept trade to four teams, guess who's not on the list?
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
Giancarlo Stanton will reportedly accept trade to four teams, guess who's not on the list?
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
The San Francisco Giants joined the St Louis Cardinals in pulling out of the race to sign 2017 NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton.
Marlins slugger Stanton rejects trade to Giants
The San Francisco Giants joined the St Louis Cardinals in pulling out of the race to sign 2017 NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton.
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
Giancarlo Stanton will reportedly accept trade to four teams, guess who's not on the list?
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
Giancarlo Stanton will reportedly accept trade to four teams, guess who's not on the list?
According to a report, Giancarlo Stanton will only accept a trade to four teams, and neither the St. Louis Cardinals, nor the San Francisco Giants made that list.
The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
Marlins Agree to Trade Framework For Stanton With Giants, Cardinals
The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
Marlins Agree to Trade Framework For Stanton With Giants, Cardinals
The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
Marlins Agree to Trade Framework For Stanton With Giants, Cardinals
The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
Marlins Agree to Trade Framework For Stanton With Giants, Cardinals
The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are "likely at least close to agreeing" on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to San Francisco.
Report: Giants and Marlins ‘close’ to Stanton trade
The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are "likely at least close to agreeing" on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to San Francisco.
The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are "likely at least close to agreeing" on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to San Francisco.
Report: Giants and Marlins ‘close’ to Stanton trade
The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are "likely at least close to agreeing" on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to San Francisco.
Sources tell CBS News that former Yankee Aaron Boone will be the team's next manager after the team decided not to bring back Joe Girardi. Boone beat out San Francisco Giants bench coach t and four other candidates for the job. YES Network analyst Jack Curry joins CBSN to discuss the new hire.
Aaron Boone will be New York Yankees' next manager
Sources tell CBS News that former Yankee Aaron Boone will be the team's next manager after the team decided not to bring back Joe Girardi. Boone beat out San Francisco Giants bench coach t and four other candidates for the job. YES Network analyst Jack Curry joins CBSN to discuss the new hire.
Sources tell CBS News that former Yankee Aaron Boone will be the team's next manager after the team decided not to bring back Joe Girardi. Boone beat out San Francisco Giants bench coach t and four other candidates for the job. YES Network analyst Jack Curry joins CBSN to discuss the new hire.
Aaron Boone will be New York Yankees' next manager
Sources tell CBS News that former Yankee Aaron Boone will be the team's next manager after the team decided not to bring back Joe Girardi. Boone beat out San Francisco Giants bench coach t and four other candidates for the job. YES Network analyst Jack Curry joins CBSN to discuss the new hire.
Sources tell CBS News that former Yankee Aaron Boone will be the team's next manager after the team decided not to bring back Joe Girardi. Boone beat out San Francisco Giants bench coach t and four other candidates for the job. YES Network analyst Jack Curry joins CBSN to discuss the new hire.
Aaron Boone will be New York Yankees' next manager
Sources tell CBS News that former Yankee Aaron Boone will be the team's next manager after the team decided not to bring back Joe Girardi. Boone beat out San Francisco Giants bench coach t and four other candidates for the job. YES Network analyst Jack Curry joins CBSN to discuss the new hire.
Sources tell CBS News that former Yankee Aaron Boone will be the team's next manager after the team decided not to bring back Joe Girardi. Boone beat out San Francisco Giants bench coach t and four other candidates for the job. YES Network analyst Jack Curry joins CBSN to discuss the new hire.
Aaron Boone will be New York Yankees' next manager
Sources tell CBS News that former Yankee Aaron Boone will be the team's next manager after the team decided not to bring back Joe Girardi. Boone beat out San Francisco Giants bench coach t and four other candidates for the job. YES Network analyst Jack Curry joins CBSN to discuss the new hire.
<p>Marlins slugger and reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton&#39;s representatives are reportedly meeting with Cardinals executives in Los Angeles on Friday to discuss a potential trade, <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/936742361660624896" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reports" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">reports</a> MLB.com&#39;s Jon Morosi.</p><p>Morosi reported the meeting does not necessarily include Stanton, but said the talks have reached a serious stage. </p><p>Stanton&#39;s representatives also <a href="https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/12/01/giancarlo-stanton-trade-rumors-san-francisco-giants-meeting" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reportedly met with Giants executives" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">reportedly met with Giants executives</a> Thursday in Los Angeles, with Morosi reporting those talks are a serious stage as well.</p><p>Stanton, who led the majors in 2017 with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs, is owed $295 million for the last ten years of the record 13-year, $325 million deal he signed with Miami in November 2014. Built into that contract is a full no-trade clause, meaning Stanton would have to approve any deal. That gives Stanton leverage, as he essentially has the opportunity to hand-pick his next team. The Dodgers have emerged as a team that Stanton would approve a trade to.</p><p>The Marlins, led by new ownership under Derek Jeter, reportedly <a href="https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/11/28/marlins-giancarlo-stanton-trade-options" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:have told Stanton to accept a trade" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">have told Stanton to accept a trade</a> or be part of a massive rebuild. Stanton&#39;s contract is to blame with Jeter wanting to reduce the payroll to focus on a younger and cheaper group.</p>
Report: Cardinals, Stanton's Reps To Meet in L.A. To Discuss Potential Trade

Marlins slugger and reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton's representatives are reportedly meeting with Cardinals executives in Los Angeles on Friday to discuss a potential trade, reports MLB.com's Jon Morosi.

Morosi reported the meeting does not necessarily include Stanton, but said the talks have reached a serious stage.

Stanton's representatives also reportedly met with Giants executives Thursday in Los Angeles, with Morosi reporting those talks are a serious stage as well.

Stanton, who led the majors in 2017 with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs, is owed $295 million for the last ten years of the record 13-year, $325 million deal he signed with Miami in November 2014. Built into that contract is a full no-trade clause, meaning Stanton would have to approve any deal. That gives Stanton leverage, as he essentially has the opportunity to hand-pick his next team. The Dodgers have emerged as a team that Stanton would approve a trade to.

The Marlins, led by new ownership under Derek Jeter, reportedly have told Stanton to accept a trade or be part of a massive rebuild. Stanton's contract is to blame with Jeter wanting to reduce the payroll to focus on a younger and cheaper group.

<p>The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are &quot;likely at least close to agreeing&quot; on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to San Francisco, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com and the MLB Network reports.<br>&#160;</p>
Report: Giants and Marlins ‘close’ to Stanton trade

The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are "likely at least close to agreeing" on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to San Francisco, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com and the MLB Network reports.
 

<p>Sports Illustrated&#39;s Sportsperson of the Year has been awarded since 1954 to the &quot;athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.&quot; The 2017 award has been given to Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.</p><p>Watt is the first NFL player to win the honor since Peyton Manning was named the 2013 Sportsman of the Year. Watt earned the honor after he raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief.</p><p>Altuve was named the American League&#39;s Most Valuable Player and helped deliver the Astros&#39; first World Series championship as the city continues to recover from the storm. He is the first baseball player to earn the honor since San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in 2014. Altuve is the first international recipient of the award since Sammy Sosa shared the cover with Mark McGwire in 1998.</p><p>Last year, Cavaliers star LeBron James was named the Sportsperson of the Year after fulfilling his promise to win a championship for the city of Cleveland. </p><p>The <a href="https://www.si.com/sportsperson/2017/12/01/joel-mchale-host-sports-illustrated-sportsperson-awards" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:2017 Sportsman of the Year show" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">2017 Sportsman of the Year show</a> will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5.</p><p><em>Here we examine notable numbers and notes from the past winners of the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award:</em></p><h3><strong>Individual notes:</strong></h3><p>First male winner: Roger Bannister, 1954</p><p>First female winner: Billie Jean King, 1972</p><p>Last man to win: J.J. Watt and Jose Altuve, 2017</p><p>Last woman to win: Serena Williams, 2015</p><p>No. of individual men who have won the award: 6</p><p>No. of individual women who have won the award: 9</p><p>Teams that have won the award: 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, 1999 U.S. women&#39;s soccer team, 2004 Boston Red Sox</p><p>First African-American man to win: Rafer Johnson, 1958</p><p>First African-American woman to win: Judi Brown-King, 1987</p><p>Multiple-time champions: Tiger Woods (1996 &#38; 2000) and LeBron James (2012 &#38; 2016)</p><h3>Who was the last ...?</h3><p>Last NFL figure to win: J.J. Watt, 2017</p><p>Last NBA figure to win: LeBron James, 2016</p><p>Last tennis figure to win: Serena Williams, 2015</p><p>Last MLB figure to win: Jose Altuve, 2017</p><p>Last college basketball figures to win: Mike Krzyzewski and Pat Summitt, 2011</p><p>Last swimming figure to win: Michael Phelps, 2008</p><p>Last cycling figure to win: Lance Armstrong, 2002</p><p>Last golf figure to win: Tiger Woods, 2000</p><p>Last soccer figures to win: The 1999 U.S. women&#39;s soccer team, 1999</p><p>Last speed skating figures to win: Bonnie Blair and Johann Olav Koss, 1994</p><p>Last track and field figures to win: Kipchoge Keino and Judi Brown King, 1987</p><p>Last gymnastics figure to win: Mary Lou Retton, 1984</p><p>Last hockey figure to win: Wayne Gretzky, 1982</p><p>Last boxing figure to win: Sugar Ray Leonard, 1981</p><p>Last horse racing figure to win: Steve Cauthen, 1977</p><p>Last auto racing figure to win: Jackie Stewart, 1973</p><h3><strong>No. of winners by sport</strong></h3><p>Baseball: 18</p><p>NFL: 10</p><p>NBA: 9</p><p>Track and field: 8</p><p>Golf: 7</p><p>College basketball: 5</p><p>Tennis: 4</p><p>Hockey: 4</p><p>Boxing: 3</p><p>College football: 3</p><p>Speed skating: 2</p><p>Cycling: 2</p><p>Swimming: 1</p><p>Soccer: 1</p><p>Horse racing: 1</p><p>Gymnastics: 1</p><h3><strong>Winners by country</strong></h3><p>United States: 70</p><p>Great Britain: 2</p><p>Canada: 1</p><p>Dominican Republic: 1</p><p>Kenya: 1</p><p>Norway: 1</p><p>Sweden: 1</p><p>Venezuela: 1</p><p>First international winner: Roger Bannister (Great Britain) in 1954</p><p>Latest international winner: Jose Altuve (Venezuela) in 2017</p>
Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson Of The Year: By The Numbers

Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year has been awarded since 1954 to the "athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement." The 2017 award has been given to Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.

Watt is the first NFL player to win the honor since Peyton Manning was named the 2013 Sportsman of the Year. Watt earned the honor after he raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief.

Altuve was named the American League's Most Valuable Player and helped deliver the Astros' first World Series championship as the city continues to recover from the storm. He is the first baseball player to earn the honor since San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in 2014. Altuve is the first international recipient of the award since Sammy Sosa shared the cover with Mark McGwire in 1998.

Last year, Cavaliers star LeBron James was named the Sportsperson of the Year after fulfilling his promise to win a championship for the city of Cleveland.

The 2017 Sportsman of the Year show will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Here we examine notable numbers and notes from the past winners of the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award:

Individual notes:

First male winner: Roger Bannister, 1954

First female winner: Billie Jean King, 1972

Last man to win: J.J. Watt and Jose Altuve, 2017

Last woman to win: Serena Williams, 2015

No. of individual men who have won the award: 6

No. of individual women who have won the award: 9

Teams that have won the award: 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, 1999 U.S. women's soccer team, 2004 Boston Red Sox

First African-American man to win: Rafer Johnson, 1958

First African-American woman to win: Judi Brown-King, 1987

Multiple-time champions: Tiger Woods (1996 & 2000) and LeBron James (2012 & 2016)

Who was the last ...?

Last NFL figure to win: J.J. Watt, 2017

Last NBA figure to win: LeBron James, 2016

Last tennis figure to win: Serena Williams, 2015

Last MLB figure to win: Jose Altuve, 2017

Last college basketball figures to win: Mike Krzyzewski and Pat Summitt, 2011

Last swimming figure to win: Michael Phelps, 2008

Last cycling figure to win: Lance Armstrong, 2002

Last golf figure to win: Tiger Woods, 2000

Last soccer figures to win: The 1999 U.S. women's soccer team, 1999

Last speed skating figures to win: Bonnie Blair and Johann Olav Koss, 1994

Last track and field figures to win: Kipchoge Keino and Judi Brown King, 1987

Last gymnastics figure to win: Mary Lou Retton, 1984

Last hockey figure to win: Wayne Gretzky, 1982

Last boxing figure to win: Sugar Ray Leonard, 1981

Last horse racing figure to win: Steve Cauthen, 1977

Last auto racing figure to win: Jackie Stewart, 1973

No. of winners by sport

Baseball: 18

NFL: 10

NBA: 9

Track and field: 8

Golf: 7

College basketball: 5

Tennis: 4

Hockey: 4

Boxing: 3

College football: 3

Speed skating: 2

Cycling: 2

Swimming: 1

Soccer: 1

Horse racing: 1

Gymnastics: 1

Winners by country

United States: 70

Great Britain: 2

Canada: 1

Dominican Republic: 1

Kenya: 1

Norway: 1

Sweden: 1

Venezuela: 1

First international winner: Roger Bannister (Great Britain) in 1954

Latest international winner: Jose Altuve (Venezuela) in 2017

<p>The offseason is underway and rumors are already swirling about where the Marlins will trade Giancarlo Stanton and which team will end up with Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani.</p><p>While teams still wait to see where players like Yu Darvish, J.D. Martinez and Jake Arrieta end up, some other players have already switched teams whether through trade or free agency.</p><p>Thursday has proved to be a big day for relievers getting shipped away, as Brad Boxberger and Jim Johnson have already been moved.</p><p>Get a breakdown of all the moves and rumors going on in MLB below.</p><p>• San Francisco Giants front office executives were in Los Angles on Thursday night to meet with representatives of Giancarlo Stanton. (Craig Mish, <a href="https://twitter.com/CraigMish/status/936419747054440449?s=17" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sirius XM" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sirius XM</a>)</p><p>• The Marlins would trade Stanton to the Giants for second baseman Joe Panik, right-handed pitcher Tyler Beede and outfielder Chris Shaw if San Francisco is willing to pay $250 million of the $295 million still on Stanton&#39;s contract. Additionally, although Stanton has not officially said he would accept a trade to the Giants, those involved are <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/936297177768517632" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:optimistic" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">optimistic</a> he will. (Jon Morosi, <a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/936293482783805440" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB Network" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB Network</a>)</p><p>• Braves trade right-handed pitcher Jim Johnson to Angels for left-handed pitcher Justin Kelly. (<a href="https://twitter.com/Braves/status/936311494173655040" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Official" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Official</a>)</p><p>• Rays trade right-handed pitcher Brad Boxberger to Diamondbacks for right-handed pitcher Curtis Taylor. (<a href="https://twitter.com/Dbacks/status/936282620924633088" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Official" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Official</a>)</p><p>• The Athletics agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with right-handed pitcher Yusmeiro Petit. (Ken Rosenthal, <a href="https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/936045507037851648" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Athletic" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Athletic</a>)</p><p>• The Indians have agreed to minor league deals with right-handed pitchers Evan Marshall and Neil Ramirez. (<a href="https://twitter.com/tribeinsider/status/936271232080728064" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Official" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Official</a>)</p><p>• The Astros are shopping right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers. (Jake Kaplan, <em><a href="http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/astros/article/Mike-Fiers-the-Astros-only-non-tender-candidate-12393199.php" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Houston Chronicle" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Houston Chronicle</a></em>)</p><p>• The Braves are shopping first baseman Matt Adams. (Jon Heyman, <a href="https://www.fanragsports.com/heyman-braves-shopping-matt-adams-this-winter/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:FanRag Sports" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">FanRag Sports</a>)</p><p>• The Phillies, Cubs, Pirates and Nationals all have interest in Shohei Ohtani. (Todd Zolecki, <a href="http://m.phillies.mlb.com/news/article/262568248/phillies-make-case-to-sign-shohei-ohtani/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB.com</a>; Chris Mueller and Joe Starkey, <a href="http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/11/29/pirates-all-in-on-japanese-superstar/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:93.7 The Fan" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">93.7 The Fan</a>; David Kaplan, <a href="http://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs/shohei-ohtani-theo-epsteins-white-whale-japan-jed-hoyer-mlb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NBC Sports Chicago" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NBC Sports Chicago</a>; Chelsea Janes, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2017/11/29/nationals-wade-in-on-shohei-ohtani-fill-out-coveted-japanese-stars-questionnaire/?utm_term=.979bb20f10bb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Washington Post" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>The Washington Post</em></a>)</p>
MLB Rumors: Marlins Shopping Stanton to Giants; Diamondbacks Acquire Boxberger From Rays

The offseason is underway and rumors are already swirling about where the Marlins will trade Giancarlo Stanton and which team will end up with Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani.

While teams still wait to see where players like Yu Darvish, J.D. Martinez and Jake Arrieta end up, some other players have already switched teams whether through trade or free agency.

Thursday has proved to be a big day for relievers getting shipped away, as Brad Boxberger and Jim Johnson have already been moved.

Get a breakdown of all the moves and rumors going on in MLB below.

• San Francisco Giants front office executives were in Los Angles on Thursday night to meet with representatives of Giancarlo Stanton. (Craig Mish, Sirius XM)

• The Marlins would trade Stanton to the Giants for second baseman Joe Panik, right-handed pitcher Tyler Beede and outfielder Chris Shaw if San Francisco is willing to pay $250 million of the $295 million still on Stanton's contract. Additionally, although Stanton has not officially said he would accept a trade to the Giants, those involved are optimistic he will. (Jon Morosi, MLB Network)

• Braves trade right-handed pitcher Jim Johnson to Angels for left-handed pitcher Justin Kelly. (Official)

• Rays trade right-handed pitcher Brad Boxberger to Diamondbacks for right-handed pitcher Curtis Taylor. (Official)

• The Athletics agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with right-handed pitcher Yusmeiro Petit. (Ken Rosenthal, The Athletic)

• The Indians have agreed to minor league deals with right-handed pitchers Evan Marshall and Neil Ramirez. (Official)

• The Astros are shopping right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers. (Jake Kaplan, Houston Chronicle)

• The Braves are shopping first baseman Matt Adams. (Jon Heyman, FanRag Sports)

• The Phillies, Cubs, Pirates and Nationals all have interest in Shohei Ohtani. (Todd Zolecki, MLB.com; Chris Mueller and Joe Starkey, 93.7 The Fan; David Kaplan, NBC Sports Chicago; Chelsea Janes, The Washington Post)

<p>The Marlins have reportedly warned Giancarlo Stanton that if he refuses to accept a trade, he will likely be the only top player in Miami as the team trades other stars to reduce costs, <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/fish-bytes/article186954163.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reports" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">reports</a> the <em>Miami Herald</em>.</p><p>The right fielder was reportedly told in October that if he didn&#39;t waive his no-trade rights, he&#39;d stay with Miami. Stanton has said he doesn&#39;t wish to be part of a rebuild. </p><p>He&#39;s got a full-no trade clause to go along with his $300 million <a href="https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/11/22/giancarlo-stanton-miami-marlins-best-fits" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:contract" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">contract</a>.</p><p>Stanton has already been the <a href="https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/11/22/giancarlo-stanton-miami-marlins-best-fits" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:subject of many trade rumors" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">subject of many trade rumors</a>. Among those teams are the Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.</p><p>The Athletic&#39;s Ken Rosenthal <a href="https://theathletic.com/168401/2017/11/28/rosenthal-dont-be-surprised-if-the-giancarlo-stanton-trade-talks-drag-on-heres-why/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:reported" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">reported</a> Tuesday that Stanton has given the Marlins a list of preferences. </p>
Report: Marlins Tell Giancarlo Stanton to Accept Trade or Be Part of Rebuild

The Marlins have reportedly warned Giancarlo Stanton that if he refuses to accept a trade, he will likely be the only top player in Miami as the team trades other stars to reduce costs, reports the Miami Herald.

The right fielder was reportedly told in October that if he didn't waive his no-trade rights, he'd stay with Miami. Stanton has said he doesn't wish to be part of a rebuild.

He's got a full-no trade clause to go along with his $300 million contract.

Stanton has already been the subject of many trade rumors. Among those teams are the Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday that Stanton has given the Marlins a list of preferences.

FILE - Top row from left are file photos showing San Francisco Giants&#39; Barry Bonds in 2017; Boston Red Sox&#39; Roger Clemens in 1987; Los Angeles Angels&#39; Vladimir Guerrero in 2009 and San Diego Padres&#39; Trevor Hoffman in 2008. Bottom row from left are Seattle Mariners&#39;Edgar Martinez in 2017; New York Yankees&#39; Mike Mussina in 2008 and Boston Red Sox&#39; Curt Schilling in 2008. Trevor Hoffman, who fell five votes short last year on the Baseball Writers&#39; Association of America ballot for baseball&#39;s Hall of Fame, heads holdovers that include Vladimir Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling. (AP Photo/File)
Hall of Fame ballot newcomers: Jones, Thome, Vizquel
FILE - Top row from left are file photos showing San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds in 2017; Boston Red Sox' Roger Clemens in 1987; Los Angeles Angels' Vladimir Guerrero in 2009 and San Diego Padres' Trevor Hoffman in 2008. Bottom row from left are Seattle Mariners'Edgar Martinez in 2017; New York Yankees' Mike Mussina in 2008 and Boston Red Sox' Curt Schilling in 2008. Trevor Hoffman, who fell five votes short last year on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for baseball's Hall of Fame, heads holdovers that include Vladimir Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, San Francisco Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens takes in batting practice before the baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego. Meulens is the third candidate to interview for New York Yankees manager after Rob Thomson and Eric Wedge. A former outfielder who spent five of his seven major league seasons with the Yankees, the 50-year-old has been a coach with the San Francisco Giants for the last 8 seasons and was shifted last month from hitting coach to bench coach. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)
Meulens can communicate to Yankees 5 languages
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017, file photo, San Francisco Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens takes in batting practice before the baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego. Meulens is the third candidate to interview for New York Yankees manager after Rob Thomson and Eric Wedge. A former outfielder who spent five of his seven major league seasons with the Yankees, the 50-year-old has been a coach with the San Francisco Giants for the last 8 seasons and was shifted last month from hitting coach to bench coach. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)
<p>New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday he agrees with general manager Brian Cashman&#39;s decision to fire manager Joe Girardi last month and that the longtime manager would have been fired even if the Yankees won the World Series.</p><p>Although Girardi led a young Yankees team to the playoffs and past the No. 1 seed Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, his contract was <a href="https://www.si.com/2017/10/26/joe-girardi-out-yankees-manager-future" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:not renewed" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">not renewed</a> three weeks ago after 10 seasons with the team.</p><p>Steinbrenner spoke to reporters for the first time since the firing and said the decision was a long time coming.</p><p>&quot;This was not a decision we took lightly, and not a decision that had to do with 2-3 weeks. It had to do with 2-3 years, and observing things and hearing things,&#39;&#39; Steinbrenner <a href="http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21426709/hal-steinbrenner-new-york-yankees-owner-says-agreed-decision-fire-manager-joe-girardi" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:told reporters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">told reporters</a> at the MLB general managers meetings, according to ESPN. &quot;We felt it was time to move in a different direction.&quot;</p><p>&quot;As I told Cash, I wasn&#39;t following his recommendation: I agreed with it. He and I have had these discussions for a considerable length of time, over and over again. This isn&#39;t something we just decided we wanted to sit down and do at the end of the season. We&#39;ve had a lot of discussions through the years.&#39;&#39;</p><p>Cashman cited Girardi&#39;s issues with connectivity and communication with players as reason for the change. Steinbrenner agreed with the sentiment and indicated that even if the Yankees won the World Series, Girardi&#39;s failures may have still led to a change.</p><p>• <a href="https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/10/26/new-york-yankees-joe-girardi" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Yankees Make A Cold, Calculating Decision By Refusing To Retain Joe Girardi" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Yankees Make A Cold, Calculating Decision By Refusing To Retain Joe Girardi </a></p><p>&quot;I&#39;m sure there would have been more pressure,&#39;&#39; Steinbrenner said. &quot;It would have been maybe a more difficult decision to make. But I would have made it because I felt like that was best for the organization moving forward.&quot;</p><p>In his 10 years as manager, Girardi won one World Series and made the playoffs six times. Girardi finishes his 10 years with the Yankees with a 910–710 record. He has the sixth-most wins in Yankees history. In his 10 years as manager, he posted a .562 winning percentage, which is the best in that time. The Yankees never posted a record below. 500 and finished the 2017 regular season with a 91–71 record. </p><p>San Francisco Giants coach Hensley Meulens, Los Angeles Dodgers coach Chris Woodward, former Yankee Aaron Boone, former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge and Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson are among the candidates under consideration for the Yankees&#39; manager position.</p><p>Steinbrenner told reporters he has no timetable for the search and is &quot;not rushing&quot; Cahsman. </p><p>&quot;I think you have to consider that you have a younger team, and maybe a different type of leadership is needed for a younger team than it is for a veteran team,&#39;&#39; Steinbrenner said. &quot;I&#39;m taking that into account and Cash is, too.</p><p>&quot;I think if you ask Cash, it&#39;s also important for the next manager to have an understanding of analytics, because that&#39;s such an important part of the game. If they don&#39;t have it, they at least need a willingness to learn.&#39;&#39;</p>
Yankees Owner Hal Steinbrenner: Joe Girardi Was Out Even if Yankees Won World Series

New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday he agrees with general manager Brian Cashman's decision to fire manager Joe Girardi last month and that the longtime manager would have been fired even if the Yankees won the World Series.

Although Girardi led a young Yankees team to the playoffs and past the No. 1 seed Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, his contract was not renewed three weeks ago after 10 seasons with the team.

Steinbrenner spoke to reporters for the first time since the firing and said the decision was a long time coming.

"This was not a decision we took lightly, and not a decision that had to do with 2-3 weeks. It had to do with 2-3 years, and observing things and hearing things,'' Steinbrenner told reporters at the MLB general managers meetings, according to ESPN. "We felt it was time to move in a different direction."

"As I told Cash, I wasn't following his recommendation: I agreed with it. He and I have had these discussions for a considerable length of time, over and over again. This isn't something we just decided we wanted to sit down and do at the end of the season. We've had a lot of discussions through the years.''

Cashman cited Girardi's issues with connectivity and communication with players as reason for the change. Steinbrenner agreed with the sentiment and indicated that even if the Yankees won the World Series, Girardi's failures may have still led to a change.

The Yankees Make A Cold, Calculating Decision By Refusing To Retain Joe Girardi

"I'm sure there would have been more pressure,'' Steinbrenner said. "It would have been maybe a more difficult decision to make. But I would have made it because I felt like that was best for the organization moving forward."

In his 10 years as manager, Girardi won one World Series and made the playoffs six times. Girardi finishes his 10 years with the Yankees with a 910–710 record. He has the sixth-most wins in Yankees history. In his 10 years as manager, he posted a .562 winning percentage, which is the best in that time. The Yankees never posted a record below. 500 and finished the 2017 regular season with a 91–71 record.

San Francisco Giants coach Hensley Meulens, Los Angeles Dodgers coach Chris Woodward, former Yankee Aaron Boone, former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge and Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson are among the candidates under consideration for the Yankees' manager position.

Steinbrenner told reporters he has no timetable for the search and is "not rushing" Cahsman.

"I think you have to consider that you have a younger team, and maybe a different type of leadership is needed for a younger team than it is for a veteran team,'' Steinbrenner said. "I'm taking that into account and Cash is, too.

"I think if you ask Cash, it's also important for the next manager to have an understanding of analytics, because that's such an important part of the game. If they don't have it, they at least need a willingness to learn.''

FILE PHOTO: Aug 27, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (17) talks with MLB umpire Ron Kulpa (46) after Kulpa threw David Peralta (6) out of the game for arguing balls and strikes against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning at Chase Field. Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
FILE PHOTO: MLB: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
FILE PHOTO: Aug 27, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (17) talks with MLB umpire Ron Kulpa (46) after Kulpa threw David Peralta (6) out of the game for arguing balls and strikes against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning at Chase Field. Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
FILE PHOTO: Aug 27, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (17) talks with MLB umpire Ron Kulpa (46) after Kulpa threw David Peralta (6) out of the game for arguing balls and strikes against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning at Chase Field. Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
FILE PHOTO: MLB: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
FILE PHOTO: Aug 27, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (17) talks with MLB umpire Ron Kulpa (46) after Kulpa threw David Peralta (6) out of the game for arguing balls and strikes against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning at Chase Field. Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
<p>According to MLB.com, the asking price for Giancarlo Stanton&#39;s services isn&#39;t going to be cheap for the San Francisco Giants...</p>
Report: Giants' No. 4 prospect linked to potential trade for Stanton

According to MLB.com, the asking price for Giancarlo Stanton's services isn't going to be cheap for the San Francisco Giants...

<p>It&#39;s that time of year again where major league baseball&#39;s free agency will spark a lot of rumors and a lot of deals in teams hopes that a player will bring them one step closer to a championship.</p><p>Nine players have received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams, and a total of 166 players have filed for free agency.</p><p>The majority of deals are expected to take place during the Baseball Winter Meetings on Dec. 10–14 in Orlando, Florida. The league&#39;s general manager as set to meet this week.</p><p><strong><a href="http://si.com/mlb/2017/11/05/mlb-best-free-agents-martinez-darvish-arrieta" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Reiter 50: MLB&#39;s Best Free Agents" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Reiter 50: MLB&#39;s Best Free Agents</a></strong> | <strong><a href="https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/11/07/mlb-free-agency-compensation-rules-draft-picks-qualifying-offer" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB Free Agent Compensation Rules" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB Free Agent Compensation Rules</a></strong></p><p><em>Here is the latest news and rumors from around the league.</em></p><h3>Rumors and News</h3><p>• White Sox GM Rick Hahn says he has received inquiries about first baseman Jose Abreu and outfielder Avisail Garcia and haven&#39;t ruled out the possibility of a trade. (<a href="http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21404619/chicago-white-sox-open-inquiries-jose-abreu-avisail-garcia" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ESPN.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ESPN.com</a>)</p><p>• The Minnesota Twins are hoping to strength its pitching depth and are looking at Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta. (<a href="https://www.fanragsports.com/heyman-twins-like-darvish-arrieta-but-darvish-tops-list/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:FanRag Sports" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">FanRag Sports</a>)</p><p>• The Giants aren&#39;t planning on trading ace Madison Bumgarner. (<a href="http://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/Could-the-Giants-trade-Madison-Bumgarner-12354541.php" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:San Francisco Chronicle" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>San Francisco Chronicle</em></a>)</p><p>• Trade talks have revolved around Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler as the GM meetings get underway. (<a href="http://m.mlb.com/news/article/261811190/tigers-talk-ian-kinsler-trade-at-gm-meetings/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB.com</a>)</p><p>The New York Yankees will interview San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens for their vacant managerial job. (<a href="https://www.fanragsports.com/heyman-yankees-to-interview-hensley-meulens/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:FanRag Sports" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">FanRag Sports</a>)</p><p>• The Orioles are willing to listen to trade scenarios involving closer Zach Britton. The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly have the most interest. (<a href="https://www.fanragsports.com/heyman-dodgers-and-cubs-interested-in-orioles-closer-britton/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:FanRag Sports" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">FanRag Sports</a>)</p><p>• Free agent first baseman Carlos Santana has been shown interest by the Seattle Mariners, but no substantial talks between them have started. (<a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/930145395749081088" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB.com</a>)</p><p>• The Giants are inquiring about Reds outfielders Billy Hamilton. (<a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/930218842185437184" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB Network" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB Network</a>)</p>
MLB Rumors: White Sox Open to Inquiries on Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia

It's that time of year again where major league baseball's free agency will spark a lot of rumors and a lot of deals in teams hopes that a player will bring them one step closer to a championship.

Nine players have received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams, and a total of 166 players have filed for free agency.

The majority of deals are expected to take place during the Baseball Winter Meetings on Dec. 10–14 in Orlando, Florida. The league's general manager as set to meet this week.

The Reiter 50: MLB's Best Free Agents | MLB Free Agent Compensation Rules

Here is the latest news and rumors from around the league.

Rumors and News

• White Sox GM Rick Hahn says he has received inquiries about first baseman Jose Abreu and outfielder Avisail Garcia and haven't ruled out the possibility of a trade. (ESPN.com)

• The Minnesota Twins are hoping to strength its pitching depth and are looking at Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta. (FanRag Sports)

• The Giants aren't planning on trading ace Madison Bumgarner. (San Francisco Chronicle)

• Trade talks have revolved around Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler as the GM meetings get underway. (MLB.com)

The New York Yankees will interview San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens for their vacant managerial job. (FanRag Sports)

• The Orioles are willing to listen to trade scenarios involving closer Zach Britton. The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly have the most interest. (FanRag Sports)

• Free agent first baseman Carlos Santana has been shown interest by the Seattle Mariners, but no substantial talks between them have started. (MLB.com)

• The Giants are inquiring about Reds outfielders Billy Hamilton. (MLB Network)

<p>It&#39;s that time of year again where major league baseball&#39;s free agency will spark a lot of rumors and a lot of deals in teams hopes that a player will bring them one step closer to a championship.</p><p>Nine players have received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams, and a total of 166 players have filed for free agency.</p><p>The majority of deals are expected to take place during the Baseball Winter Meetings on Dec. 10-14 in Orlando, Florida.</p><p><strong><a href="http://si.com/mlb/2017/11/05/mlb-best-free-agents-martinez-darvish-arrieta" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Reiter 50: MLB&#39;s Best Free Agents" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Reiter 50: MLB&#39;s Best Free Agents</a></strong> | <strong><a href="https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/11/07/mlb-free-agency-compensation-rules-draft-picks-qualifying-offer" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB Free Agent Compensation Rules" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB Free Agent Compensation Rules</a></strong></p><p><em>Here is the latest news and rumors from around the league.</em></p><h3>Rumors and News</h3><p>• The San Francisco Giants have interest in trading for Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (<a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/929718965265424384" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB.com</a>)</p><p>• The St. Louis Cardinals are &quot;determined&quot; in their pursuit Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and will find out this week if they could possibly trade for him. (<em><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/cardinals-need-to-get-better-a-process-that-begins-at/article_0297ef75-2917-508a-a9c2-ccc6e9661483.html?utm_medium=social&#38;utm_source=twitter&#38;utm_ca" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:St. Louis Post–Dispatch" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">St. Louis Post–Dispatch</a></em>)</p><p>• Shohei Ohtani said he is open to either pitching or hitting whenever he gets to the major leagues. Otani has yet to be posted so it remains to be seen which teams are interested in the 23–year-old. (<a href="http://m.mlb.com/news/article/261421270/shohei-ohtani-says-he-will-do-what-teams-ask/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB.com</a>)</p><p>The Kansas City Royals will attempt re–sign Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. The Royals extended $17.4 million qualifying offers to both players last week. (<a href="https://www.fanragsports.com/heyman-royals-will-try-hard-to-retain-hosmer-and-moustakas/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:FanRag Sports" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">FanRag Sports</a>)</p>
MLB Rumors: Giants Interested in Jackie Bradley, Jr.

It's that time of year again where major league baseball's free agency will spark a lot of rumors and a lot of deals in teams hopes that a player will bring them one step closer to a championship.

Nine players have received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams, and a total of 166 players have filed for free agency.

The majority of deals are expected to take place during the Baseball Winter Meetings on Dec. 10-14 in Orlando, Florida.

The Reiter 50: MLB's Best Free Agents | MLB Free Agent Compensation Rules

Here is the latest news and rumors from around the league.

Rumors and News

• The San Francisco Giants have interest in trading for Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (MLB.com)

• The St. Louis Cardinals are "determined" in their pursuit Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and will find out this week if they could possibly trade for him. (St. Louis Post–Dispatch)

• Shohei Ohtani said he is open to either pitching or hitting whenever he gets to the major leagues. Otani has yet to be posted so it remains to be seen which teams are interested in the 23–year-old. (MLB.com)

The Kansas City Royals will attempt re–sign Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. The Royals extended $17.4 million qualifying offers to both players last week. (FanRag Sports)

<p>It&#39;s that time of year again where major league baseball&#39;s free agency will spark a lot of rumors and a lot of deals in teams hopes that a player will bring them one step closer to a championship.</p><p>Nine players have received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams, and a total of 166 players have filed for free agency.</p><p>The majority of deals are expected to take place during the Baseball Winter Meetings on Dec. 10-14 in Orlando, Florida.</p><p><strong><a href="http://si.com/mlb/2017/11/05/mlb-best-free-agents-martinez-darvish-arrieta" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Reiter 50: MLB&#39;s Best Free Agents" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Reiter 50: MLB&#39;s Best Free Agents</a></strong> | <strong><a href="https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/11/07/mlb-free-agency-compensation-rules-draft-picks-qualifying-offer" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB Free Agent Compensation Rules" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB Free Agent Compensation Rules</a></strong></p><p><em>Here is the latest news and rumors from around the league.</em></p><h3>Rumors and News</h3><p>• The A&#39;s are interested in Miami Marlins outfielders Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich, but prefers a right-handed hitter over a left-handed bat. (<a href="http://www.sfchronicle.com/athletics/article/Christian-Yelich-Marcell-Ozuna-among-A-s-12343050.php" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:San Francisco Chronicle" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>San Francisco Chronicle</em></a>)</p><p>• The early asking price for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder J.D. Martinez is believed to be around $200 million. (<a href="https://twitter.com/jcrasnick/status/928386394334035969" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ESPN.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ESPN.com</a>)</p><p>• The San Francisco Giants have interest in Chicago Cubs Gold Glove outfielder Jason Heyward, and could offer pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Mark Melancon in any deal. (<a href="https://twitter.com/philgrogers/status/927982893959471104" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB.com</a>)</p><p>• MLBPA to meet with Shohei Ohtani&#39;s agency, bringing Japan&#39;s top player a step closer to joining a major league club. (<a href="http://m.mlb.com/news/article/260967666/shohei-ohtanis-agency-to-meet-with-mlbpa/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB.com</a>)</p><p>• Free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce is reportedly seeing a five-year deal worth $80–90 million. (<a href="https://twitter.com/jcrasnick/status/928432269492211712" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ESPN.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ESPN.com</a>)</p><p>• Strengthening the bullpen is hight on the New York Mets priority list this offseason and could be targeting Bryan Shaw and Brandon Morrow among others. (<a href="http://nypost.com/2017/11/07/these-bullpen-arms-will-be-high-on-mets-shopping-list/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:New York Post" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>New York Post</em></a>)</p><p>• Longtime Yankees coach Rob Thomson interviewed for the managerial vacancy on Thursday. The interview lasted more than five hours. (<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/thomson-hypes-communication-skills-5-hour-yankees-interview-article-1.3622382" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:New York Daily News" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>New York Daily News</em></a>)</p><p>• The Marlins would prefer to trade Giancarlo Stanton to the Cardinals. Stanton could block a deal with his no-trade clause, though. (<a href="https://www.fanragsports.com/heyman-cardinals-look-like-prime-players-in-stanton-sweepstakes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fan Rag Sports" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fan Rag Sports</a>)</p><p>• Stanton, a SoCal native, wants to go to the Angels or Dodgers but neither team is interested. (<a href="https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/928708857022550016" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:USA Today" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>USA Today</em></a>)</p><p>• The Marlins are in preliminary talks with the Red Sox, Cardinals, Giants and Phillies regarding Stanton. (<a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/929179190737494018" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB Network" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB Network</a>)</p><p>• Logan Morrison expressed interest in playing for his hometown Royals. (<a href="https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/928651713581670400" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MLB Network Radio" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MLB Network Radio</a>)</p><p>• Yu Darvish might return to the Dodgers but it’s not likely. (<a href="https://www.fanragsports.com/heyman-dodgers-darvish-reunion-not-ruled-out-but-unlikely/amp/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fan Rag Sports" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fan Rag Sports</a>)</p>
MLB Rumors: J.D. Martinez, Jay Bruce Seeking Big Deals

It's that time of year again where major league baseball's free agency will spark a lot of rumors and a lot of deals in teams hopes that a player will bring them one step closer to a championship.

Nine players have received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams, and a total of 166 players have filed for free agency.

The majority of deals are expected to take place during the Baseball Winter Meetings on Dec. 10-14 in Orlando, Florida.

The Reiter 50: MLB's Best Free Agents | MLB Free Agent Compensation Rules

Here is the latest news and rumors from around the league.

Rumors and News

• The A's are interested in Miami Marlins outfielders Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich, but prefers a right-handed hitter over a left-handed bat. (San Francisco Chronicle)

• The early asking price for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder J.D. Martinez is believed to be around $200 million. (ESPN.com)

• The San Francisco Giants have interest in Chicago Cubs Gold Glove outfielder Jason Heyward, and could offer pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Mark Melancon in any deal. (MLB.com)

• MLBPA to meet with Shohei Ohtani's agency, bringing Japan's top player a step closer to joining a major league club. (MLB.com)

• Free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce is reportedly seeing a five-year deal worth $80–90 million. (ESPN.com)

• Strengthening the bullpen is hight on the New York Mets priority list this offseason and could be targeting Bryan Shaw and Brandon Morrow among others. (New York Post)

• Longtime Yankees coach Rob Thomson interviewed for the managerial vacancy on Thursday. The interview lasted more than five hours. (New York Daily News)

• The Marlins would prefer to trade Giancarlo Stanton to the Cardinals. Stanton could block a deal with his no-trade clause, though. (Fan Rag Sports)

• Stanton, a SoCal native, wants to go to the Angels or Dodgers but neither team is interested. (USA Today)

• The Marlins are in preliminary talks with the Red Sox, Cardinals, Giants and Phillies regarding Stanton. (MLB Network)

• Logan Morrison expressed interest in playing for his hometown Royals. (MLB Network Radio)

• Yu Darvish might return to the Dodgers but it’s not likely. (Fan Rag Sports)

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1998, file photo, New York Mets&#39; John Olerud bats against San Francisco Giants pitcher Orel Hershiser in the third inning of a baseball game in New York. The Casey Stengel You Could Look It Up award from the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers&#39; Association of America went to former Mets first baseman Olerud, who batted .354 in 1998. That remains the highest single-season mark in franchise history. (AP Photo/John Dunn, File)
Judge, Sabathia, Astros honored by New York baseball writers
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1998, file photo, New York Mets' John Olerud bats against San Francisco Giants pitcher Orel Hershiser in the third inning of a baseball game in New York. The Casey Stengel You Could Look It Up award from the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America went to former Mets first baseman Olerud, who batted .354 in 1998. That remains the highest single-season mark in franchise history. (AP Photo/John Dunn, File)
May 12, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) throws the ball to second base after catching a pop up during the first inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park. Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo
MLB: Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants
May 12, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) throws the ball to second base after catching a pop up during the first inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park. Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Moore throws to the Colorado Rockies during a baseball game in San Francisco. As planned, San Francisco exercised their $7 million option for Moore. In 2017 He was 6-15, a career-high losses, with a 5.52 ERA over 174 1/3 innings. He allowed a career-high 107 earned runs. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Giants exercise contract options on lefties Bumgarner, Moore
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Moore throws to the Colorado Rockies during a baseball game in San Francisco. As planned, San Francisco exercised their $7 million option for Moore. In 2017 He was 6-15, a career-high losses, with a 5.52 ERA over 174 1/3 innings. He allowed a career-high 107 earned runs. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
In this Sept. 25, 2017, photo, San Francisco Giants&#39; Johnny Cueto delivers a pitch to the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Giants won 9-2 over the Diamondbacks. Right-hander Cueto is staying with the San Francisco Giants. He had the option to opt out of his contract that runs through 2021. The team said Sunday, Nov. 5, the pitcher had decided to remain with the Giants. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)
Giants exercise contract options on lefties Bumgarner, Moore
In this Sept. 25, 2017, photo, San Francisco Giants' Johnny Cueto delivers a pitch to the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Giants won 9-2 over the Diamondbacks. Right-hander Cueto is staying with the San Francisco Giants. He had the option to opt out of his contract that runs through 2021. The team said Sunday, Nov. 5, the pitcher had decided to remain with the Giants. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Giants exercise contract options on lefties Bumgarner, Moore
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
FILE - This 2017 file photo shows Houston Astros assistant hitting coach Alonzo Powell. The San Francisco Giants formally announced Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, the hiring of Powell as their new baseball hitting coach, replacing Hensley Meulens, who has been promoted to bench coach. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Giants exercise contract options on lefties Bumgarner, Moore
FILE - This 2017 file photo shows Houston Astros assistant hitting coach Alonzo Powell. The San Francisco Giants formally announced Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, the hiring of Powell as their new baseball hitting coach, replacing Hensley Meulens, who has been promoted to bench coach. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
FILE - This Feb. 22, 2017, file photo shows Oakland Athletics baseball pitching coach Curt Young in Mesa, Ariz. The San Francisco Giants formally announced Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, the hiring of former Athletics and Red Sox pitching coach Young to replace longtime pitching coach Dave Righetti. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
Giants exercise contract options on lefties Bumgarner, Moore
FILE - This Feb. 22, 2017, file photo shows Oakland Athletics baseball pitching coach Curt Young in Mesa, Ariz. The San Francisco Giants formally announced Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, the hiring of former Athletics and Red Sox pitching coach Young to replace longtime pitching coach Dave Righetti. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Madison Bumgarner&#39;s $12-million option for the 2018 season has been exercised by the San Francisco Giants, who are determined to keep a talented rotation intact as the club looks to bounce back from a last-place season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Giants exercise contract options on lefties Bumgarner, Moore
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Madison Bumgarner's $12-million option for the 2018 season has been exercised by the San Francisco Giants, who are determined to keep a talented rotation intact as the club looks to bounce back from a last-place season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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