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The Crawfish Boxes Nov 7, 2020
Who will close for the Astros in 2021?

Who will close for the Astros in 2021?

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Ryan Pressly saved 12 games in 2020 for Houston, but he’s been more efficient as a setup throughout his career. The team has some months left to decide what to do. We’re already in the 2020-2021 offseason and closer Roberto Osuna was let go by the Astros, leaving a huge question mark for the closer’s role when we are less than 150 days away from Opening Day. So... Who will be closing games for Houston in 2021? Right now, the team still has veteran, efficient reliever Ryan Pressly, who will enter his walk year next season. Since Osuna got injured in the...
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 4, 2020

Houston Astros: Five potential replacements for Roberto Osuna

Here are five players the Houston Astros could acquire to replace Roberto Osuna. Much of the attention of the Houston faithful this offseason will be focused on the Astros outfield as George Springer, Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick are all free agents. But the second-biggest need for this team is likely in the bullpen, and […] Houston Astros: Five potential replacements for Roberto Osuna - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 31, 2020

Astros waive Osuna, Devenski, Garneau, De Jong, Sanabria

The Houston Astros placed five players on outright waivers, all of whom are now off the team. We found out on Thursday that the Houston Astros placed reliever Roberto Osuna on outright waivers. What we didn’t know is that they also placed four additional players on waivers — Chris Devenski, Dustin Garneau, Chase De Jong […] Astros waive Osuna, Devenski, Garneau, De Jong, Sanabria - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Oct 30, 2020
Astros Crawfish Boil: October 30th, 2020

Astros Crawfish Boil: October 30th, 2020

Photo by Harry How/ Have a safe and happy Halloween this weekend! Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Astros News Roberto Osuna has been placed on waivers, which is most likely the death knell for his Astros career (MLB Trade Rumor) So what’s the next move for the team now that their closer for that last two seasons has departed? (Texas Sports Nation, $$$) Alex Bregman visited with kids at four schools in Katy ISD while donating iPads through his Bregman Cares charity (KHOU 11) For some,...
Climbing Tal's Hill Oct 30, 2020

Astros waive Roberto Osuna amid 40-man roster crunch

The Houston Astros got a jump on the offseason by cutting Roberto Osuna loose. The news wasn’t exactly unexpected, but it did come a little sooner than we thought. The Athletic reported on Thursday that the Houston Astros placed reliever Roberto Osuna on outright waivers, thereby removing him from the 40-man roster. With a roster […] Astros waive Roberto Osuna amid 40-man roster crunch - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Oct 30, 2020

Blue Jays: Roberto Osuna given his walking papers in Houston

The Toronto Blue Jays former closer Roberto Osuna was given his outright release from the Houston Astros yesterday. The Houston Astros opted not to keep pitcher Roberto Osuna in the fold for his final season of arbitration eligibility. The former Blue Jays pitcher missed most of this past season with an elbow injury. The 25-year […] Blue Jays: Roberto Osuna given his walking papers in Houston - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Lone Star Ball Oct 29, 2020
Astros waive Roberto Osuna, per reports

Astros waive Roberto Osuna, per reports

Photo by Tim Warner/ Closer Roberto Osuna has reportedly been placed on outright waivers by the Houston Astros MLB Rumors: Roberto Osuna has been placed by the Houston Astros on outright waivers, per Jake Kaplan on Twitter. The 25 year old righthander underwent Tommy John surgery in August, which means he will be out through 2021. Since Osuna needs one year of service time to be eligible for free agency, and he will miss all of 2021, the Astros would lose him after 2021 if they kept him, so it has been expected that they would waive or non-tender him. Osuna, of course, was the highly...

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