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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.
- Take one last look at our spring training release tracker.
- The Mariners signed Mark Lowe to a minor league deal.
- Kevin Chapman is no longer on Atlanta’s 40-man roster, according to MLB.com’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 MLB.com’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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