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Good morning baseball fans!

Here’s a roundup of what’s happening around the American League West.

  • The Astros avoided arbitration with reliever Will Harris by signing him to a two-year deal.

  • The Angels signed veteran utilityman Dustin Ackley to a minor league deal, the club announced Saturday. The contract includes an invitation to spring training.

  • Several teams are interested in giving free agent Travis Wood an opportunity to start in 2017, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

  • Mets reliever Jerry Blevins will be paid $6.5 million this season, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

  • The Twins were interested in Fernando Salas before he decided to re-sign with the Mets, according to ESPN’s Darren Wolfson.

  • Kansas City is expected to re-sign one of its impending free agent hitters, and Eric Hosmer appears to be a likely candidate, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.

  • Colorado won’t consider adding Byung Ho Park, who the Twins designated for assignment, according to’s Thomas Harding.

  • Wilmer Flores will earn more than $2 million in 2017 after winning his arbitration hearing, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

  • The Dodgers could end up landing reliever Sergio Romo, but there does not yet seem to be a deal in place, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

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2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

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