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Here’s the latest from around the National League West.
- The Giants called up Austin Slater.
- Meet Major League Draft prospect Jeren Kendall.
- Ernesto Frieri opted out of his contract with the Yankees, even after he thrived in Triple-A.
- Nothing seems to be moving quickly, but it appears the Cubs have approached Kris Bryant about a new contract.
- The Angels signed Michael Bourn to a minor league contract.
- Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list, which is bad news for Boston’s staff.
- Seattle placed Jean Segura on the 10-day disabled list Friday, the club announced.
- The Rangers officially announced that they designated right-hander Sam Dyson for assignment.
- In order to create a roster spot for Slater, the Giants designated Justin Ruggiano for assignment, according to CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic.
- Bobby Parnell opted out of his current deal with the Royals and is now a free agent, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
- Mat Latos, who was pitching with Toronto’s minor league affiliate, was released by the Blue Jays, according to Ben Wagner, the team’s broadcaster.
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