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MLB trade rumors and news for April 2, 2017

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Good morning baseball fans!

Here’s a look at what’s going on around the American League West.

  • Dillon Gee re-signed to remain with the Rangers and could emerge as a fifth starting option.

  • The Blue Jays signed Chris Coghlan to a minor league deal Saturday.

  • Melvin Upton Jr. won’t make the Blue Jays Opening Day roster, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.

  • Lefty Ross Detwiler opted out of his current minor league and re-signed a new minors deal with the Athletics, according to Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle.

  • Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will open the season on the disabled list, according to’s T.R. Sullivan.

  • The Rangers decided to have Keone Kela open the season in the minors as a result of his behavior in an unofficial spring game, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

  • The Rays designated Mike Franklin for assignment, according to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times.

  • Left-hander Daniel Stumpf agreed to a major league deal with the Tigers and will be placed on the 40-man roster, according to Anthony Fenech of The Detroit Free Press.

  • The Pirates sent Rule 5 draft pick Tyler Webb back to the Yankees, the club announced.

  • The Reds released outfielder Desmond Jennings, according to Zach Buchanan of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

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