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Good morning baseball fans!
Here is a roundup of what’s happening around the American League West.
- The Mets have discussed an extension with Neil Walker.
- Tampa Bay has reportedly made an offer to free agent catcher Matt Wieters.
- Tyler Austin fractured his foot and now will be out for six weeks.
- The Giants signed veteran infielder Aaron Hill to a minor league deal.
- Outfielder Nick Swisher announced his retirement in a post for the Player’s Tribune on Friday.
- Former Marlins first round draft pick Chris Reed retired this week, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy.
- The Royals re-signed reliever Peter Moylan to a one-year minor league deal, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.
- Cincinnati signed infielder Ryan Raburn to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
- The Rangers signed catcher A.J. Jimenez to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, the club announced.
- Brad Brach won his arbitration hearing with the Orioles, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.
- The Rangers watched Edwin Jackson throw a bullpen session Wednesday but are not interested in signing him, according to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News.
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