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MLB trade rumors and news for April 8th, 2017

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Good morning baseball fans!

Here is a look at what’s happening around the American League West.

  • The Orioles acquired Miguel Castro from the Rockies, adding to their pitching depth.

  • The Angels placed Garrett Richards on the disabled list with a biceps strain.

  • Take a look at how players who joined new teams this season are performing through the first week of 2017.

  • Texas sent left-hander Andrew Faulkner to the Orioles in a trade earlier this week.

  • Washington is set to select Jeremy Guthrie’s contract and have him start Saturday, according to MASN’s Dan Kolko.

  • Tampa Bay released right-hander Cory Rasmus on Friday, according to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times.

  • The Dodgers placed left-hander Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list as a result of a blister, the club announced.

  • The Mets have considered signing Doug Fister, who is still seeking a major league deal, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

  • Cleveland is open to discussing an extension with starter Carlos Santana, according to Heyman.

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Important Links:

MLB Injury Tracker

Offseason Trade Tracker

2016-17 Free Agent Tracker

Spring Training Release Tracker

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Question of the Day: How will Jeremy Guthrie perform with the Nationals?