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08-04-2007, 08:24 PM

Pirates promote Osoria, send down Bayliss

Saturday, August 04, 2007
By Dejan Kovacevic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pirates today purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Franquelis Osoria from Class AAA Indianapolis and, to clear roster space, optioned Jonah Bayliss back to Indianapolis.

Osoria, 26, was Indianapolis' closer most of the season, producing 11 saves, a 2.63 ERA, 33 strikeouts and 19 walks in 39 appearances. Manager Jim Tracy, who had Osoria in his bullpen while with the Los Angeles Dodgers, called him "a real sinker-baller, very heavy."

That still leaves the Pirates with a 13-man pitching staff, one more than usual, and Tracy did not rule out that they could keep it that way for another week. The bench is now down to four players, and one of those, outfielder Xavier Nady, will not return to the starting lineup until Tuesday at the earliest because of a strained hamstring.

Earlier today, the Pirates assigned reliever Danny Moskos, their first-round draft pick in June, to short-season Class A State College. He had two scoreless outings in his professional debut with Bradenton of the Gulf Coast League.

08-04-2007, 10:06 PM

Pirates send down Bayliss, call up Osoria
By The Tribune-Review
Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Pirates today called up right-handed reliever Franquelis Osoria and optioned Jonah Bayliss back down to Class AAA Indianapolis.

Osoria, 25, went 2-5 with 11 saves and a 2.63 ERA in 39 games for Indy. He has a career record of 0-4 with a 5.13 ERA in 36 relief appearances in the majors.

The Pirates claimed Osoria off waviers from the Los Angels Dodgers in December.

Also, Daniel Moskos was promoted to Class A State College. The letft-hander was the Pirates? first-round pick in the 2007 draft.

Moskos struck out five in two scoreless outings (three innings) with the Bradenton Pirates in rookie ball. He will join State College?s bullpen Monday.