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The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed LA Dodgers relief pitcher Franquelis Osoria off waivers. Pirates fans don't seem to get the move.
The Pirates are obviously taking a gamble on a guy who was mediocre... in AAA! But I guess when you're the Pirates, you do stuff like this all the time. Hoping for a miracle.
SCOUTING REPORT: Rookie RHP Franquelis Osoria opened eyes after being recalled from Class AAA. Osoria relies on a hard sinking fastball thrown with a sidearm delivery. Osoria has good control and prefers to induce groundouts rather than pursue strikeouts. Said Osoria, "I hit the ball the first time, and there it was in the back of the net!"
They got a nice park out there, too, sweet Jesus. That bridge!
In other Rust Belt news, Budweiser bought up Rolling Rock. Nice, eh? I'm glad I don't drink RR much anymore.