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Friday, June 10, 2022

Roberto Osuna Signs With NPB’s Chiba Lotte Marines

Reliever Roberto Osuna has signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, the team announced yesterday. Mexican publication Beisbolpuro first reported the agreement (Twitter link) last week.

Osuna has spent the 2022 season playing in the Mexican League, where he’s appeared in 12 games with the Diablos Rojos del México. He tossed 13 1/3 innings of three-run ball, striking out 15 batters and collecting six saves. That strong work caught the attention of the Marines, who figure to install Osuna at the back end of their bullpen.

The 27-year-old hasn’t appeared in a major league game since 2020, when he was outrighted off the Astros roster. Osuna had missed much of that season with an elbow injury that limited him to four appearances. That malady initially came with a recommendation he undergo Tommy John surgery, but a second opinion suggested he could rehab without going under the knife. He’s spent the past couple seasons pitching in Mexico and seems to have recovered from the elbow issue, considering how effective he’s been for the Diablos Rojos.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 10, 2022 at 03:50 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John Northey Posted: June 10, 2022 at 07:53 PM (#6081081)
Hopefully he gets his butt kicked hard and vanishes from pro ball altogether. Sadly MLB has shown you can beat women as much as you want and still have a job (see Chapman and assorted others).
   2. Der-K's tired of these fruits from poisoned trees Posted: June 10, 2022 at 09:33 PM (#6081105)
   3. Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 10, 2022 at 10:39 PM (#6081141)
One of the few pitchers to absolutely dominate Aaron Judge:

Year             Date  Tm           Opp Inn                                  Play Description
2016   reg 2016-09-07 NYY TOR ahead 0-2  b8                          Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
2017   reg 2017-05-03 NYY TOR ahead 6-8  b8                                Strikeout Swinging
           2017-06-02 NYY TOR  down 7-5  t9                   *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Swinging
           2017-06-04 NYY TOR  down 3-2  t9                                Strikeout Swinging
           2017-07-05 NYY TOR  down 7-6  b9                   *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Swinging
           2017-08-08 NYY TOR  down 4-2  t9 *ENDED GAME*:Foul Popfly: 1B (1B into Foul Terr.)
           2017-09-24 NYY TOR  down 9-5  t9                    *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Looking
2018   reg 2018-04-20 NYY TOR  down 8-5  b9                    *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Looking
2019   reg 2019-04-08 NYY HOU  down 4-3  t9                *ENDED GAME*:Lineout: RF (Deep RF)

Other than being a shithead, it's the one thing I always remember about Osuna.
   4. The Duke Posted: June 11, 2022 at 11:01 AM (#6081245)
The Japanese are saying , "Thank God we got Osuna! I'm so f---ing glad we got Osuna!"

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