Managers have instant replay cheat sheets

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Mike Bernadino of the Pioneer Press shows us the replay cheat sheet that Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has with him during games:

Handy. Lacking, however, as it does not say “immediately go out onto the field and kill time while you wait for your bench coach to flash you the thumbs-up sign to initiate a challenge.” But based on what we’ve seen, I suppose that’s simply implied.

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.