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Mets, Rockies, Mariners Interested In Jay Bruce

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Free agent outfielder Jay Bruce is drawing interest from a number of teams as the free agent market begins to shake out.

Bruce is reportedly drawing interest from the New York Mets, Seattle Mariners and the Colorado Rockies, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post and Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Bruce is still seeking a five-year deal.

The Mets and Bruce have mutual interest in getting a deal done, according to Marc Carig of Newsday. Bruce has a positive relationship with new Mets manager Mickey Callaway, increasing the level of mutual interest.

Bruce played 153 games with the Mets before heading to the Cleveland Indians for the remainder of the season.

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White Sox Acquire Ivan Nova

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The Chicago White Sox have acquired right handed starter Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray.

According to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, the Pirates will receive a “young pitcher” and an unstated amount of international bonus pool availability in return for Nova.

Nova posted a 9-9 record with a 4.19 ERA last season for the Pirates.

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Yankees “Open To Moving” Miguel Andujar

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The New York Yankees have a future superstar in Miguel Andujar, a fan favorite, yet they have been constantly linked to rumors of being open to dealing him, despite his huge rookie season.

This one, just doesn’t make much sense if the plan is to move Andujar to make room for the likes of Manny Machado.

According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray, the Yankees are “open to moving” Andjuar via trade, but there is no clear trade path to reference at this time.

This development clearly shows the Yankees desire to sign Machado to a free agent deal.

The Yankees and Mets have also been linked in a potential deal that could see Noah Syndergaard end up in New York, with Andujar on his way out.

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Rangers Sign Rafael Montero

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with right handed pitcher Rafael Montero, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Montero is still working back from Tommy John surgery, and was once a top prospect in the New York Mets organization , but struggled transitioning to the major league level, putting together a woeful 5.38 ERA over 192 1/3 innings pitched.

 

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