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The Mariners landed Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson on Friday afternoon:
Dyson is the second significant Royal to be traded this winter, joining Wade Davis as members of the club’s 2015 championship team to be shipped out of town. Dyson drew strong interest from many clubs, including the Athletics and Orioles, since the winter meetings and will likely assume full-time left field duties in Seattle.
Seattle acquired veteran starter Yovani Gallardo in exchange for outfielder Seth Smith.
The Dodgers have been linked to Brian Dozier, but it seems the Braves have also discussed the possibility of adding him.
Oakland is interested in free agent Trevor Plouffe:
Plouffe, 30, had a productive 2016 season while he was healthy, batting .260/.303/.420 with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs over just 84 games. He was plagued by a series of injuries but has proven he can be a valuable power hitter with consistent playing time.
Chicago signed Geovany Soto to a minor league deal.
Here’s the latest from around the American League West.
The Mariners are still willing to adding pitching depth:
Dipoto says #Mariners unlikely to add another position player. Still open to adding pitching.— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) January 6, 2017
The White Sox land a veteran on a minor league deal:
The Rangers added another outfielder:
Travis Snider signs minors deal with rangers. Worth $1M if in majors.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 6, 2017
C.J. Wilson might be pitching in the majors again relatively soon:
C.J. Wilson, who had shoulder surgery in July, began throwing over a month ago and is progressing steadily. Showcase possible in February.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 6, 2017
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