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MLB trade rumors and news for March 25th, 2017

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Good morning baseball fans!

Here is a roundup of what’s going on around the American League Central.

  • Jung Ho-Kang was denied a visa, and as a result, he might not be able to join the Pirates this season.

  • The Rays signed Derek Norris, who will add valuable catching depth after being released by the Nationals.

  • Luis Valbuena will be out for at least four weeks with a hamstring injury, leaving the Angels without a starting first baseman.

  • Right-hander Tyler Jones, Arizona’s Rule 5 draft pick, is heading back to the Yankees, the club announced.

  • J.D. Martinez will be sidelined with a foot injury and as a result will open the season on the disabled list, according to’s Jason Beck.

  • The Giants released David Hernandez, according to CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic.

  • It seems AJ Griffin has earned a spot in the Rangers rotation, according to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News.

  • J.J. Hoover is a candidate to earn a spot on Arizona’s roster, according to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic.

  • The Phillies and Blue Jays are interested in Angel Pagan, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

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