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Here is a look at what’s going on around the American League East.
- Despite earlier reports, Carlos Correa is not ruling out the possibility of signing an extension with the Astros.
- The Orioles have placed Zach Britton on the disabled list.
- Jeff Hoffman is among the candidates the Rockies can turn to in the absence of top pitcher Jon Gray, according to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding.
- Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker will be sidelined with a broken right clavicle, according to Henry Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle.
- The Dodgers and Brewers continue to discuss a trade involving Ryan Braun, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
- The Rangers acquire Clayton Blackburn.
- Braves outfielder Matt Kemp is expected to join the club Wednesday, according to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Jackie Robinson Day isn’t just a celebration, it is a sobering reminder that there’s still a lot of work to be done in baseball.
- Astros right-hander Lupe Chavez opted to retire, according to Jake Kaplan of The Houston Chronicle.
- Despite the Blue Jays’ struggles through the first part of their schedule, they aren’t preparing to make any dramatic changes, according to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi.
- Rod Carew is alive thanks to former NFL player's organ donation.
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