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MLB trade rumors and news for April 1, 2017

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Good morning baseball fans!

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

  • The Indians decided to release Wily Mo Pena.

  • St. Louis signed catcher Yadier Molina to a three-year extension.

  • The Mariners signed Mark Lowe to a minor league deal.

  • Kevin Chapman is no longer on Atlanta’s 40-man roster, according to’s Mark Bowman.

  • Colorado designated Jason Motte for assignment, the team announced Friday.

  • Giovanni Soto has cleared waivers and will report to the White Sox’s Triple-A affiliate, according to’s Scott Merkin.

  • Mariners left-hander Drew Smyly will be out for six to eight weeks as a result of a flexor strain, according to Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune.

  • Righty Jake Esch was claimed off waivers by the Padres, the team announced.

  • The Red Sox sent outfielder Bryce Brentz to Triple-A.

  • Seattle signed infielder Gordon Beckham to a minor league deal, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

  • Atlanta remains interested in free agent outfielder Angel Pagan, according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden.

  • Detroit signed catcher Bryan Holaday to a minor league deal, the team announced.

  • The Cardinals have expressed interest in White Sox lefty Jose Quintana, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

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