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Bronson Arroyo likely to be signed by the Reds

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It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive:

Arroyo turns 40 next month and has made just two starts in the minors over the last two seasons because of elbow and shoulder injuries. He has some supporters with the Reds, however, for whom he pitched from 2006 through 2013.

The odds of him making the team seem long, and if he doesn’t make the Cincinnati Reds, well, there’s only one thing you can do: go through his clothes and look for loose change.

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.