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AL West Notes: Jeffress remains on restricted list, Sean Manaea injury day-to-day

See what news is happening in the AL West.

Texas Rangers v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

After being arrested for a DWI early Sunday morning in Dallas, Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress will remain on the restricted list. While it is unclear how long Jeffress will remain there, Dairo Alvarez has been called up to replace his spot on the active roster.

As if this wasn’t already a bad year for Jeffress to begin with. The former 1st round draft pick was burdened with a 4.00 ERA in just nine innings pitched.

His arrest remains under MLB investigation and brings an important question to the surface: MLB needs to reevaluate its measures for punishing players who break the law.

More from around the American League West:

  • The Angels have dealt the Royals veteran outfielder Daniel Nava. Nava was sent to Kansas City for a player to be named later or cash.
  • A’s LHP Sean Manaea left in the 4th inning of Monday night’s start. He was diagnosed with a sore back, and is listed day-to-day. Sorry, A’s rotation. You guys just can’t win.
  • The King Felix we all know and love has returned.
  • The Astros beat the Athletics 6-0 in the first meeting of a three game series. Alex Bregman extended his hitting streak into a seventh game, and with it all of our excitement for anything streak related.
  • This heartwarming video of a kid getting Mike Trout’s autograph will brighten up your morning (or give you severe jealousy, it’s a tough call).

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Texas Rangers 78-54 — GB

Houston Astros 69-62 8.5 GB

Seattle Mariners 68-63 9.5 GB

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 57-74 20.5 GB

Oakland Athletics 57-74 20.5 GB