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AL West News and Notes: Curt Young, Brandon McCarthy, Danny Hultzen

AL West Standings

Texas 96 66 .592 0 Won 1
Los Angeles 86 76 .530 10 Lost 4
Oakland 74 88 .456 22 Won 2
Seattle 67 95 .413 29 Lost 2

(updated 10.21.2011 at 10:26 AM PDT)

Curt Young returns to Oakland A's, signing one-year contract to be pitching coach | News
Curt Young, who chose to part ways with Oakland last winter -- after seven seasons as its pitching coach -- and move to the Red Sox, rejoined the A's on a one-year contract Friday.

Rangers and Ian Kinsler didn’t let Yadier Molina stop them from running | HardballTalk
I wondered yesterday whether the Rangers runners would continue to test Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. For most of Game 2 they avoided Molina, attempting zero steals, but that all changed in the ninth inning.

The Brandon McCarthy Saga – Part One | FanGraphs Baseball
A look at Brandon McCarthy's journey (part one). 

Tampa Bay Rays' GM Andrew Friedman among names for Angels job - Jon Heyman -
ST. LOUIS -- The surprise courting of hot young general manager Andrew Friedman by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has begun even before Theo Epstein is officially signed, sealed and delivered to the Chicago Cubs. Though Friedman's name hadn't been tied to the Angels until someone tipped @DRaysBay that Friedman had been spotted

Mariners Blog | Mariners first-rounder Danny Hultzen pitching today in Arizona | Seattle Times Newspaper
Hultzen is pitching the AFL.