Quote of the Day: Ozzie Guillen colorfully avoids a Fidel Castro question

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Ozzie Guillen was asked by a reporter if the furor over his Fidel Castro comments has died down.  Of course Ozzie isn’t going to touch a Fidel Castro question with a ten foot pole these days, so he dodged it. Smart!

Even better: he did it by making sure he stayed firmly in his comfort zone:  spouting delicious, delicious profanity:

“F***ing grow up, motherf****r, are you kidding me?”

Thank God the man is sticking to what he knows.

Audio at the linked page.  This is a family blog, so Ozzie’s words won’t burn our virgin ears here.

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.