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- The Braves reached a deal with free agent catcher Kurt Suzuki, but it’s unclear how long the deal is for.
- Here is a look at what’s happening around the American League West.
- Texas signed first baseman James Loney to a minor league deal, and he will have a chance to earn a spot on the club’s major league roster.
- The Indians were interested in free agent outfielder Jose Bautista before he signed with the Blue Jays, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
- Before Milwaukee signed Neftali Feliz to serve as its closer, the team considered Sergio Romo, according to Bay Area News Group’s Andrew Baggarly.
- The Red Sox are closing in on a deal with Drew Pomeranz, who is arbitration eligible, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
- Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia changed agents because his former representative is leaving the industry, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.
- Tim Lincecum wants to serve as a starter for a major league team in 2017, according to Baggarrly.
- Even after adding starting pitching depth this winter, the Padres are interested in adding another pitcher, according to MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 2003, Ivan Rodriguez signed a one-year deal with the Marlins.