Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports that the Marlins have signed outfielder Tyler Colvin and infielder Scott Sizemore to minor league deals.
Colvin, 29, spent the 2014 season with the Giants, starting at Triple-A Fresno. He was called up in May and posted a .650 OPS in 149 plate appearances before being sent back down at the end of July.
Sizemore, 30, spent 2014 with the Yankees, mostly at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he posted a .762 OPS in 319 plate appearances.
When the Astros acquired suspended reliever Roberto Osuna it was viewed as a low-price move to bolster their bullpen. Now, it turns out, it was a move to get a closer. Manager A.J. Hinch said as much today, anyway, telling MLB Network Radio that Osuna is going to get most of Houston’s save chances going forward.
This comes the morning after a late innings loss to the Mariners. The closer who Osuna is going to take over for — Hector Rondon — didn’t even pitch in that game, with the damage coming on a three-run Robinson Cano homer off of Collin McHugh. Rondon has blown saves in two of his last three appearances, however, coughing up runs against the Mariners at home on August 12 and against the A’s this past Friday.
Osuna has made five appearances since joining the Astros, allowing one run, striking out three and walking one in five innings of work. Before that he saved nine games for the Blue Jays prior to his domestic violence suspension.