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Major Trades Since December 3

The Florida Marlins have traded CF Juan Pierre to the Chicago Cubs for RHP Sergio Mitre and AA pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Renyel Pinto.

The San Diego Padres have traded 3B Sean Burroughs to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for RHP Dewon Brazelton.

The Atlanta Braves have traded C Johnny Estrada to the Arizona Diamondbacks for RHP Lance Cormier and RHP Oscar Villareal.

The Boston Red Sox are rumored to be on the verge of trading C Doug Mirabelli to the San Diego Padres for 2B Mark Loretta.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded RHP Mark Redman to the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitcher Johan Blayliss and a player to be named later.

The Cincinnati Reds have traded 1B Sean Casey to the Pittsburgh Pirates for LHP Dave Williams.

The San Fransisco Giants have traded RHP LaTroy Hawkins to the Baltimore Orioles for LHP Steve Kline.

The Florida Marlins traded C Paul Lo Duca to the New York Mets for a player to be named later.

Major Free Agent Signings Since December 3

SS Rafael Furcal has signed a 3-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

RHP A.J. Burnett has signed a 5-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.

RHP Paul Byrd has signed a 2-year deal with the Cleveland Indians with an option for 2008.

RHP Tom Gordon has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Retirements Since December 3

1B John Olerud has retired.

Rumors

A rumored deal between Boston, Arizona and Anaheim has fallen apart and negotiations are not expected to re-open.  Players rumored to be involved were Manny Ramirez, Javier Vazquez and Troy Glaus.

A rumored deal between Boston, Tampa Bay and Atlanta has fallen apart and negotiations are not expected to re-open.  Players rumored to be involved were Edgar Renteria, Julio Lugo and prospects.

The Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves may still be looking for a two-team swap including Edgar Renteria and uber-prospect 3B Andy Marte.

For all the rumors involving Rangers 2B Alfonso Soriano, none involve the Minnesota Twins.

Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are working with Boston on a potential Manny Ramirez trade.

More updates as Day 3 of the Winter Meetings continues...