The Los Angeles Angels appear to have their rotation set, after they optioned Nick Tropeano to Triple-A Salt Lake following Monday's game. That would likely mean that Matt Shoemaker will fill out the rotation as the fifth starter. Tropeano entered camp as a long shot to make the final cut, but when C.J. Wilson and Tyler Skaggs appeared to not be ready for the start of the regular season, the door opened for the 25-year-old.
More news from around the American League West:
- Mike Lefkow of the San Jose Mercury News built a dream team of former Oakland A's, taking a look at some of the more recent moves that the front office has made. Headlining the list would be Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson, Addision Russell and Gio Gonzalez.
- Jose Reese of The Crawfish Boxes says that the Astros' first base question has an answer, with Tyler White appearing to have taking the job away from Jon Singelton.
- The Rangers are also looking to round out their rotation, and their fifth starter might be a guy that won't be on their opening day roster. A.J. Griffin looks to be the guy poised to fit that final spot in Texas' rotation, but his contract creates quite the situation. Griffin signed a minor league deal, meaning if he does get the final spot, he could spend the first couple of days in the minors, while the Rangers wait to add him to the 40-man.
- Lookout Landing published their 2016 Seattle Mariners full season preview.