Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna recorded the 100th save of his career on Tuesday night, closing the book on a 2-1 victory over the Orioles. In doing so, Osuna became the youngest pitcher to reach 100 saves. He’s 23 years and 62 days old.
As Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith noted on Monday, the record was previously held by Francisco Rodriguez, who got to 100 saves at 24 years and 246 days old.
It was an easy ninth for Osuna, as he got Adam Jones to fly out, Pedro Alvarez to pop out, and Chris Davis to line out. Osuna has yet to allow a run this season in 6 1/3 innings while recording five saves and striking out three batters.
NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.
The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.
The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.
Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.