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.