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- Here is a roundup of everything happening around the National League East.
- The Mets are still looking for relief help, but don’t necessarily assume they’ll land one of the best available arms.
- Washington liked having Stephen Drew on its roster and rewarded him with a one-year deal for 2017.
- San Diego has internal shortstop options to consider but is also monitoring potential long-term candidates, according to MLB.com’s A.J. Cassavell.
- Kris Medlen is headed back to Atlanta on a minor league deal after the Royals declined his 2017 option, according to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Texas signed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to a minor league deal, the club announced Friday.
- Washington signed infielder Grant Green to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, the team announced.
- The Nationals still want to find a closer, and a free agent addition might be ideal given the state of the trade market.
- It’s unlikely the Marlins make another major move this offseason, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, because after acquiring Severino Gonzalez, the club’s 40-man roster is full.
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