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AL West Notes: Dillon Gee remains with Rangers, Mariners sign Gordon Beckham

Here is the latest from around the American League West.

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After opting out of his minor league deal with the Rangers earlier in the week, right-hander Dillon Gee will remain with the Rangers and report to Triple-A, according to MLB.com’s TR Sullivan.

If Gee pitches well, he will have a chance to serve as Texas’ fifth starter, according to Sullivan.

Gee had success during spring training, posting a 3.20 ERA, and the Rangers are likely focused on their pitching depth because of Andrew Cashner’s injury. Over 125 innings with the Royals last season, Gee pitched to a 4.68 ERA and 5.25 FIP.

Here’s the latest from around the American League West:

  • Ricky Nolasco was named the Angels Opening Day starter, which says a lot about how they feel about his potential.

  • The Mariners signed Gordon Beckham to a minor league deal, adding a versatile infielder to their minor league mix.

  • Astros outfield prospect Drew Ferguson highlights a class of picks who might contribute sooner than people think.

  • Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso had a notable spring, proving his power and patience at the plate.

  • Adrian Beltre is listed as day to day, which is good news for the Rangers.