Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is on Twitter now

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I’m assuming this is legit, because the Mets’ official Twitter feed just mentioned it: General manager Sandy Alderson is now on Twitter as @MetsGM.

And his first tweet was actually pretty funny:

Also on Twitter? @HardballTalk and @AaronGleeman. Calcaterra is on there too, but he has slightly more followers than me, so find him yourself.

Astros claim Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins

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The Astros announced on Monday that the club claimed reliever Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins.

Boshers, 29, had been designated for assignment by the Twins last week. Across parts of three seasons, the lefty compiled a 4.59 ERA with a 78/25 K/BB ratio in 86 1/3 innings in the big leagues.

Boshers has handled left-handed hitters much better than right-handed hitters, holding them to a career .621 and .793 OPS, respectively. If he makes the 25-man roster out of spring training, the Astros may use him as a LOOGY — a left-handed one-out guy. As of right now, Tony Sipp is the only lefty in the ‘pen.