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AL West: Mariners trade for Drew Smyly

Here’s what’s happening around the American League West.

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  • Mariners trade Maxell Smith, Ryan Yarbrough, and Carlos Vargas for lefty pitcher Drew Smyly. Seattle finally have a starting pitcher now! At long last!

Here’s what else is happening in the American League West.

  • Oakland signs free agent reliever Santiago Casilla.
  • The Angels spring training dates have been released! Yipee!
  • The Rangers are looking into a possible Trumbo deal.
  • The Mariners were busy busy bees last night. In addition to the Smyly deal, they also traded Gohara and Burrows for Shae Simmons and honestly we’re still trying to figure out why as well.
  • Is it possible that Matt Wieters could make his way to Los Angeles?!
  • Former Astro Colby Rasmus is heading to Tampa Bay.
  • Whose ready for a fireball to ignite the stove?! Oakland has signed former Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe. Boom.
  • Chase Utley has found a potential landing spot in the Texas Rangers.
  • Lookout Landing answered all of your burning Mariners questions, so check that out right here.
  • Acquiring Greg Holland would be the final piece in the Angels’ busy offseason.
  • The Rangers have signed Cuban infielder Luis Yander La O to a minor league deal.
  • Carlos Beltran got emotional about his return to Houston.
  • Here’s are the Athletics top 20 prospects going into the 2017 season.