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All you need to know: MLB rumors and news roundup for Nov. 15

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Is it going to be a busy offseason for Buck Showalter, Dan Duquette and the Orioles? It's starting to sound that way. (USATSI)
Is it going to be a busy offseason for Buck Showalter, Dan Duquette and the Orioles? It's starting to sound that way. (USATSI)

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As we move one day closer to baseball's winter meetings, let's revisit at what happened on Friday and what might happen in the days to come ...

•As always, make your first stop at Jon Heyman's blog. He's got updates on which shortstops the Cardinals might be eyeballing this offseason.

•MLB reportedly impeded the Florida Dept. of Health's investigation into the now-shuttered Biogenesis anti-aging clinic.

Twins: Mike Beradino of St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports that the Twins are believed to be interested in free agent RHP Ricky Nolaso ... According to ESPN 1500, the Twins have had at least cursory discussions with the agent of RHP Matt Garza.

Phillies: Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish tweets that the Phillies are also pursuing Nolasco ... Jeff Passan tweets that Edward Mujica is among the setup men in which the Phillies are interested.

Orioles: Although MASN's Steve Melewski notes that a trade of J.J. Hardy and or Matt Wieters is possible, he expects each to be on the team's opening day roster ... Ken Rosenthal tweets that the O's might be interested in free agent OF Carlos Beltran ... Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun writes that the O's have talked to Nate McLouth's agent about a long-term contract extension.

Angels: Per MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez, 1B Albert Pujols says his surgically repaired foot is "99.9 percent" healed.

Nationals: According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, the Nats have interest in signing LHP Oliver Perez.

Giants: Mike Berardino tweets that the Giants may also be interested in Nolasco.

Yankees: Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the Yankees are interested in lefty reliever Javy Lopez, and that interest appears to be mutual. McCullough also writes that the Yanks have reached out to free agent closer Joe Nathan.

Cubs: David Kaplan tweets that the Cubs and RHP Jeff Samardzija have had talks about a contract extension.

Mets: According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets are open to the idea of trading 2B Daniel Murphy this winter.

Astros: Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle writes that owner Jim Crane wouldn't rule out of the possibility of the Astros making a run at coveted Japanese RHP Masahiro Tanaka.

Reds: Buster Olney tweets that catcher Ryan Hanigan is definitely going to be traded.

Blue Jays: Signed veteran 1B Dan Johnson to a minor-league contract.

 
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