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What’s going on in baseball today?
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- Here’s the latest from around the American League West.
- There is a team that is interested in adding Sonny Gray to be its closer.
- The Athletics have promoted Franklin Barreto, who becomes the latest prospect to receive an opportunity in Oakland.
- The White Sox signed Grant Green to a minor league deal, the club’s Triple-A team announced.
- Dan Duquette isn’t prepared to decide whether the Orioles will buy or sell at the deadline, according to Joe Meoli of The Baltimore Sun.
- The Yankees signed their first-round draft pick, according to YES Network’s Jack Curry.
- San Diego sent Josh Lindblom to Triple-A, the team announced.
- The Cardinals and Rays are still interested in Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.
- There is still no group that is able to meet the asking price to purchase the Marlins, according to FOX’s Charles Gasparino.
- Henderson Alvarez had a showcase in Miami on Friday, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.
- The Yankees designated Chris Carter for assignment, the team announced.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 1999, Jesse Orosco set the major league record for most relief appearances.