RP - FA
Roberto Osuna has begun talking to teams, and has scheduled a showcase for Friday, March 12th.
The 26-year-old free agent only pitched in 4.1 innings in 2020 due to an elbow injury. Osuna was able to avoid Tommy John, and will be looking to impress teams in his showcase next week. Although health is a concern, it's hard to deny Osuna's talent, having posted a solid 2.74 ERA throughout six seasons in the big leagues.
Roberto Osuna has been placed on outright waivers by the Houston Astros. Per beat writer Jake Kaplan, this move is essentially an early non-tender, assuming Osuna clears waivers and elects to become a free agent.
Osuna was expected to make $10 million in arbitration this winter and given the fact he barely pitched in 2020 (4 1/3 innings with one save) before going down with an elbow injury, the Astros have decided to cut him loose. He's still rehabbing his elbow and that will certainly play a role in his free agency negotiations this winter.
Astros GM James Click says Roberto Osuna (elbow) has resumed throwing.
Osuna is trying to rehab his elbow injury as opposed to undergoing Tommy John surgery. There remains a chance that he'll eventually have to have the operation anyways, but for now he's playing catch again.
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Roberto Osuna (elbow) could return this season.
It was reported last week that Osuna was going to undergo Tommy John surgery, but it now sounds as if he'll try rest and rehab first. He still isn't worth owning in fantasy right now unless you have an open IL slot.