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  • 28 May 2019
    Closers Roberto Osuna and Ken Giles switched spots. Adam
    Warren and Zach Duke moved into the Seattle bullpen. Lance Lynn got a new look
    in pinstripes. Adam Duvall will be slugging for the Braves. And Ian Kinsler is
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    , the Red Sox.A day before the deadline to make trades
    without waivers, there were plenty of deals Monday.Hoping they could improve
    their bullpen without causing friction in the clubhouse, the defending World
    Series champion Houston Astros acquired Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays for Ken
    Giles and two pitching prospects.The 23-year-old Osuna was a first-time All-Star
    last season, his second as the Blue Jays’ full-time closer, and finished with 39
    saves and a 3.38 ERA.But he hasn’t pitched in the majors since May 6 because
    he’s been serving a 75-day suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic
    violence policy. That suspension ends Sunday. Osuna was charged in May with one
    count of assault in Toronto, a charge that remains pending.The Astros have a
    zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence and released former prospect Danry
    Vasquez in March after video leaked of him hitting his girlfriend. Houston
    pitchers Justin Verlander and Lance McCullers Jr. used social media to voice
    their disgust about Vasquez’s actions after the video became public.Astros
    general manager Jeff Luhnow said he reached out to several players and coaches
    before making the deal, and he clarified that the team policy does not apply to
    conduct that occurred when a player wasn’t in the Houston organization.”Quite
    frankly, I believe you can have a zero-tolerance policy and also have an
    opportunity to give people second chances when they have made mistakes in the
    past, in other organizations,” Luhnow said. ”That’s kind of how we put those two
    things together.”Houston’s closest competitors in the AL West, the
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    also added to their relief corps. They got Duke from the Minnesota Twins for a
    pair of minor leaguers and acquired Warren from the Yankees, also for two minor
    leaguers.”Obviously a lot of teams are looking to add to the bullpen this time
    of year with the trade deadline coming up. I’m not surprised,” Mariners manager
    Scott Servais said. ”It may not be the last thing we do.”The 35-year-old Duke
    was 3-4 with a 3.62 ERA in 45 appearances for the Twins. The lefty has limited
    left-handed batters to a .237 average this season.The 30-year-old Warren was 0-1
    with a 2.70 ERA in 24 appearances for the Yankees in a season interrupted by a
    lengthy stay on the disabled list because of a strained back. He is eligible for
    free agency after the World Series.New York, competing with Boston in the AL
    East and with Seattle in the wild-card race, also made a move to replace Warren,
    acquiring Lynn from the Twins for first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin and
    right-handed prospect Luis Rijo.The 31-year-old Lynn made 20 starts for the
    Twins, going 7-8 with a 5.10 ERA. The righty is likely to become a long reliever
    with the Yankees.New York has Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Sonny
    Gray and newly acquired J.A. Happ in its rotation, although Lynn could fill in
    if a starter is sidelined by injury.Late
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    , the Reds dealt Duvall to the Braves, who hope his bat will
    help them reach the playoffs for the first time in five years. The outfielder
    topped 30 homers in each of the past two seasons. He hasn’t maintained that pace
    this year, with 15 homers in 105 games and a .205 batting average.Cincinnati got
    right-handers Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler and outfielder Preston Tucker in
    exchange.Boston acquired the 36-year-old Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to
    fill one of the few holes in its deep lineup. The Red Sox have been without star
    second baseman Dustin Pedroia for most of the season. Kinsler has been to the
    postseason three times with Texas and once with Detroit and could easily be
    playoff-bound again with Boston, which has the majors’ best record.The Angels,
    who are hovering around .500 and fourth in the AL West, sent cash to Boston
    along with Kinsler in exchange for Triple-A pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams
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