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[June 23, 2016]  June 22 (The Sports Xchange) - The Seattle Mariners signed right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen to a major league contract Wednesday.

The team also transferred left-hander Charlie Furbush to the 60-day disabled list (left shoulder biceps tendinitis) and optioned right-hander Jonathan Aro to Triple-A Tacoma.

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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who will play his second rehab game Wednesday night for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre told reporters there Tuesday his "knee held up good" and he was comfortable moving around in the field and the batter's box.

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Colorado Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra (sprained ankle) is expected to have his walking boot removed for good Thursday when the team returns home.

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The New York Mets recalled right-hander Logan Verrett from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned infielder Ty Kelly to the same affiliate. Verrett provides an extra bullpen arm for the Mets.

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Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon (wrist) was scheduled to play his fourth rehab game for Double-A Arkansas on Wednesday.

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Five Chicago Cubs remain National League All-Star Game position leaders in the latest voting announced Thursday, including first baseman Anthony Rizzo, second baseman Ben Zobrist, third baseman Kris Bryant, shortstop Addison Russell and outfielder Dexter Fowler.

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Los Angeles Angels DH Albert Pujols missed his second consecutive game with the left hamstring injury he suffered Sunday in Oakland.

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The Houston agreed to terms with their 2016 first-round pick, Alamo Heights High (San Antonio) right-handed pitcher Forrest Whitley. The team signed him to a $3.148 million bonus, according to reports.

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The Toronto Blue Jays traded left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc to Seattle Wednesday for cash or a player to be determined. LeBlanc, 31, who pitched in Japan last year, was 7-2 with a 1.71 ERA in Triple-A Buffalo this season. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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