There have been a few notable trades, like the one that sent Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Ian Kinsler. Doug Fister was also shipped from the Detroit Tigers to the Washington Nationals, and the Oakland A's acquired elite closer Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles. By and large, though, the majority of trades this offseason have been for role players and other lesser-known contributors.
Even though there are just a few weeks left until pitchers and catchers report for the start of spring training, there's still time for teams to make some deals. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports recently suggested that teams might be more inclined to pursue players via the trade market now that the price of free-agent contracts are soaring.
Though Masahiro Tanaka's meet and greets with prospective MLB teams are dominating the hot stove conversation, there have still been a few trade rumors that have popped up in recent days. Here's a look at the latest trade rumblings from around the league.