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Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna Becomes Youngest To Reach 100 Saves

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With his fifth save in as many chances to start the season on Tuesday night, it was the 100th career save for Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna.

Osuna, who turned 23 in February, became the youngest pitcher ever to reach the 100-save plateau. He accomplished the feat at 23 years and 62 days, breaking Francisco Rodriguez’s previous record of 24 years and 246 days.

“I’m really happy with this. I’ve been working hard to win games, and to do something like this is really special. I feel proud of myself and all the hard work,” said Osuna following the 2-1 win at Baltimore.

Osuna is now the fourth Blue Jay to record 100 saves with the team.

The 100 saves for Osuna since his 2015 rookie season are the most in the majors in that timeframe. He recorded 20 as a first year Jay, followed by 36 in 2016, and 39 last year.

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Rangers Sign Rafael Montero

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with right handed pitcher Rafael Montero, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Montero is still working back from Tommy John surgery, and was once a top prospect in the New York Mets organization , but struggled transitioning to the major league level, putting together a woeful 5.38 ERA over 192 1/3 innings pitched.

 

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Astros Sign Robinson Chirinos to One-Year Deal

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The Houston Astros are signing free agent catcher Robinson Chirinos to a one-year deal with $5.75 million, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Chirinos had a career year in 2017 while playing for the Texas Rangers, but had a dramatic dip in production during the 2018 season and was no brought back by the team. Chirinos isn’t considered a defensive stud behind the plate either, and will join Max Stassi in the Astros catching rotation.

 

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Angels Announce Coaching Staff

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The Los Angeles Angels have announced the coaching staff for brand new manager Brad Ausmus.

Pitching coach Doug White, hitting coach Jeremy Reed, and assistant hitting coach Shawn Wooten have already been announced as additions to Ausmus’ staff.

Long-time MLB infielder Mike Gallego will work with infielders and coach third base. Jose Molina, the former big league catcher, will work with catchers. Additionally, Jesus Feliciano will be slated to work with the outfielders and former slugger Paul Sorrento will join the hitting coaches team.

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