Yankees obtain Jesse Orosco

July 22, 2003 at 11:05 PM
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NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees bolstered their bullpen Tuesday by acquiring lefthander Jesse Orosco from the San Diego Padres.

New York will send cash considerations or a player to be named to the Padres.

The 46-year-old Orosco has pitched in 1,229 games since his debut in 1979, the most in major league history. This season, he is 1-1 with a 7.56 ERA but has held lefthanded hitters to a .228 batting average. He has allowed just one hit in his last eight appearances.

Orosco spent his first nine years in New York with the Mets, saving Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. Since then he also has pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Padres.

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