Howie Kendrick passed his physical, meaning his four-year contract extension is now official; MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez looks at a couple of pitchers the Angels could extend; the Rangers didn't come close to matching the $4MM that Darren Oliver got from the Blue Jays, and they're still in the market for a left-handed reliever. The latest out of the AL West:
Twitter / @billplunkettocr: #Angels Kendrick has passe ...
"#Angels Kendrick has passed his physical. 4 year contract extension is official."
Twitter / @JonHeymanCBS: #rangers didn't offer anyt ...
"#rangers didn't offer anything close to the $4M he got from blue jays. in market for lhp in pen. Mike gonzalez still fits"
Does Lidge make sense for Angels? - Angels blog : The Orange County Register
"Talking about the Angels’ bullpen last week, Angels GM Jerry Dipoto threw a wet blanket on speculation linking the Angels with former Phillies closer Ryan Madson — but left the door open to adding another arm to the bullpen mix."
Starting pitcher extensions? " Gonzo and 'The Show'More links after the jump...
"But what about the starting pitchers? More specifically, what about Dan Haren and Ervin Santana?"
Rangers' Darvish bid is about $52M; work to do - CBSSports.com
"The Texas Rangers are offering about "Dice K money'' to star Japanese righthander Yu Darvish, sources told CBSSports.com, and there's no evidence a deal is at hand."
No long-term deal for Holland right now - Dallas Texas Rangers Blog - ESPN Dallas
"Long-term contract negotiations with the Texas Rangers and left-handed pitcher Derek Holland have been tabled, likely for the rest of this offseason, a source confirmed Monday."
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