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AL West Notes: Will Harris receives two-year deal, Rangers could consider Jose Quintana

Here’s the latest from around the American League West.

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The Astros avoided arbitration with reliever Will Harris by signing him to a two-year, $5 million deal Friday, according to Jake Kaplan of The Houston Chronicle.

The deal also includes a club option for 2019, according to Kaplan.

Harris had a productive 2016 season and was named an All-Star as a result. Over 64.0 innings with the Astros, he pitched to a 2.25 ERA and 2.35 FIP, both career highs.

Here is the latest from around the American League West:

  • The Rangers could consider adding another starting pitcher before spring training begins, and Jose Quintana seems to be on their radar.

  • There are still some talented relievers available for the Angels to consider this winter, but for whatever reason, the club hasn’t been active in the relief market.

  • Don’t look now, but there are quite a few Mariners relievers who like to throw sliders and probably will do so in 2017.

  • Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray will be pitching for Team USA in 2017.

  • The Astros received two top draft picks as a result of the Cardinals hacking scandal.