Twins get Orosco from Yankees

Sept. 1, 2003 at 4:52 PM
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MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins Monday brought back aging lefthanded relief pitcher Jesse Orosco.

The Twins got the 46-year-old southpaw from the New York Yankees for a player to be named. Because the deal was made before midnight Eastern time Sunday, he would be eligible if Minnesota makes the postseason.

Orosco, the all-time Major League leader in games pitched and relief appearances, joins his third team this summer. He also had pitched for San Diego this season, and was a second-round selection by the Twins in the 1978 draft.

"He's got a lot of presence about him," said General Manager Terry Ryan. "When it's all said and done, we're in a situation where this month is vital for us. He's experienced everything you could possibly experience."

Orosco has a combined record of 1-1 with a 7.98 ERA in 57 appearances. He has pitched in 1,244 games in his career, also having played for Los Angeles, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Baltimore, and St. Louis.

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