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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 MLB.com’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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