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Good morning baseball fans!
The draft is quickly approaching and things are going to start to move at the speed of light, so check out our Mock Draft 2.0 for a look at who your favorite teams could be picking. Check back here for updates as we get closer to June 12.
What’s going on in baseball today?
- Check out the latest from around the American League West.
- The Angels designated Shane Robinson for assignment.
- It seems Red Sox infielder Pablo Sandoval will be out for the remainder of the weekend because of defensive problems, according to MLB.com’s Ian Browne.
- Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman appears ready to be activated from the disabled list next weekend, according to NJ.com’s Mark Fischer.
- Tyler Pill was optioned to Triple-A, according to Mike Puma of The New York Post.
- Padres reliever Carter Capps was activated from the disabled list, according to MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell.
- The Twins selected Nik Turley’s contract, according to the Minnesota Star-Tribune’s Phil Miller.
- Sonny Gray is one of the pitchers teams are expressing trade interest in, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
- Milwaukee placed Jonathan Villar on the 10-day disabled list, the team announced.
- Hunter Dozier was placed on the minor league disabled list, which is an interesting note for the Royals.
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