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AL Notes: A's, BoSox, Canha, Royals, Heimlich, Tigers, Jays, Rangers

Posted On: Jun 24, 2018   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

The banged-up Athletics will turn to veteran Edwin Jackson to fill a spot in their rotation, but they're on the hunt for more starting depth, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Athletics have had discussions with the Red Sox , who are seeking outfield depth and have “unsuccessfully asked” the A's about Mark Canha , according to Slusser. The 29-year-old Canha has been effective this season, his last pre-arbitration campaign, with a .250/.322/.452 line and nine home runs in 208 plate appearances. It's unclear which pitcher(s) the A's requested in their discussions with Boston, though Slusser adds that the teams could revisit talks in the coming weeks.
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The Royals are considering a pursuit of controversial pitching prospect Luke Heimlich , GM Dayton Moore announced this week (via Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star ). “We continue to seek information that allows us to be comfortable in pursuing Luke,” Moore said of Heimlich, an undrafted free agent from Oregon State....

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