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Pirates-Red Sox game postponed

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The Pirates and Red Sox were supposed to finish their series this afternoon. Now they’re gonna have to wait, as the game has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up next Thursday, April 13.

There’s a lot of bad/wet/cold weather forecast in the Midwest and the East Coast today and tomorrow, so assume this won’t be the only adjustment to the schedule.

In other news, this is why there are a lot of days off early in the season.

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.