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MLB rumors: Live 2018 Winter Meetings news, trade talk, updates on Day 2

Executives and agents arrived Monday at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas for the 2018 MLB Winter Meetings, but they didn’t do much on Day 1.

[RELATED: News, rumors on Day 1 of the MLB Winter Meetings]

That’s sure to change Tuesday, as teams continue conversations that might allow them to alter their rosters, through signings and/or trades. Both Bay Area teams could be busy: The Giants, under new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, have confirmed their interest in adding two more outfielders, and the A’s are focused on starting pitchers, along with depth at catcher and second base.

Now, it’s time to see what deals will be struck. Keep it here throughout Day 2 of the Winter Meetings for the latest live news, rumors and trade chatter.

10:03 a.m. PT: Does Jerry Dipoto sleep? A little more than a week after acquiring Carlos Santana from the Phillies, the Mariners GM is reportedly talked to the Marlins about the first baseman/designated hitter last week.

9:58 a.m. PT: We have an arms race in the AL Central! Okay, maybe not. But a day after the Tigers added Tyson Ross, the White Sox will reportedly acquire Ivan Nova from the Pirates.

9:26 a.m. PT: On Monday night, Giants president of baseball ops Farhan Zaidi told reporters that he let Hunter Strickland go in part because of the depth in the bullpen. But The Athletic’s Mark Saxon is report that the Giants are getting a lot of calls on lefty Will Smith.

9:22 a.m. PT: With Patrick Corbin off the market, lefty JA Happ is one of the top free agent starting pitchers still available. Happ’s decision could come soon if he gets a three-year offer.

9:21 a.m. PT: While the Phillies pursue top free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, they are reportedly trying to beef up their pitching staff.

8:14 a.m. PT: Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar finished second on the AL Rookie of the Year voting, but he may not get a second season in the Bronx. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Andujar could be moved in a potential blockbuster deal with the Mets and Marlins. If the Yankees traded Andujar, that could open the door for them to sign free agent Manny Machado.

7:06 a.m. PT: The Yankees may be serious about their pursuit of shortstop Manny Machado. On Monday, GM Brian Cashman said he has spoken several times with Machado’s agent. Now, they have reportedly reached out to former Orioles manager Buck Showalter for his thoughts on the Machado.

The Yankees are showing great hustle in their background work on Machado …

7:03 a.m. PT: Late on Monday night, rumors started to swirl that the Mets, Yankees and Marlins were working on a blockbuster trade that would send catcher J.T. Realmuto to Queens, All-Star starter Noah Syndergaard to the Bronx and prospects to Miami.

But the Marlins are downplaying that potential deal, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

6:57 a.m. PT: With Patrick Corbin officially signed, the Nationals may look to move starter Tanner Roark. According to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan, Washington is talked to several teams about a deal for Roark, who is projected to make $9.8 million in arbitration. Could Roark be a fit with the A’s? They need several starters to fill out the rotation and the two teams have made a lot of trades over the last decade. Stay tuned …



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