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AL West Notes: Astros in on Lance Lynn, Yu Darvish tipping pitches

Here’s the latest from around the American League West.

MLB: Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Houston is hoping to upgrade its starting rotation in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline and is interested in Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.

Lynn is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season but could prove to be an affordable starting option as the Astros prepare for a potential postseason run.

Lynn has pitched well this season, posting a 3.21 ERA and 4.83 FIP over 120.2 innings with the Cardinals.

Lynn has yet to end a season with an ERA higher than four.

Here’s the latest from around the American League West.

  • Yu Darvish reportedly tipped his pitches in a recent start against the Marlins, which explains why it didn’t end well.
  • Can the Athletics do better than Santiago Casilla in the ninth inning of close games?
  • Things really haven’t gone very well for Albert Pujols with the Angels this season.
  • In a notable move, the Mariners sent Steve Cishek to the Rays in exchange for Erasmo Ramirez.
  • The Astros placed George Springer on the disabled list, where he will remain into August.