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Josh Osich
Josh Osich on September 16, 2016.jpg
Boston Red Sox – No. 35
Born: (1988-09-03) September 3, 1988 (age 31)
Boise, Idaho
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 3, 2015, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record10–5
Earned run average4.88

Joshua Michael Osich (born September 3, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the San Francisco Giants in 2015 and has also played for the Chicago White Sox.

College baseball

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Osich graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in 2007.[1] He played college baseball at Oregon State University in Corvallis, but missed the 2010 season, recovering from Tommy John surgery.[2] Despite the injury, he was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the seventh round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.[3] Osich did not sign and returned to Oregon State and in his final collegiate season in 2011, he threw a no-hitter against UCLA.[4] He was then taken by the San Francisco Giants in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2011 MLB draft and signed.[5]

Major League career

San Francisco Giants

Osich was called up to the majors for the first time on July 3, 2015, pitching one scoreless inning of relief against the Washington Nationals.[6][7] On July 11, 2015, Osich earned his first major league win in his fifth relief appearance, pitching ​13 of an inning against the Philadelphia Phillies.[8] Osich didn't allow a hit until his eighth major league appearance. Osich was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on July 22, 2015.[9] Osich was recalled to the Giants on August 7, 2015, when pitcher Mike Leake was put on the DL.[10][11][12] In 2015, Osich appeared in 35 games, recording a 2.20 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 28​23 innings pitched.

In 2016, Osich was named to the opening day Major League roster for the Giants.[13] On July 28, Osich was placed on DL.[14] He finished the season appearing in 59 games, posting an ERA of 4.71 in ​36 13 innings. Osich posted an ERA of 6.23 in 54 games in 2017, with 43 strikeouts in ​43 13 innings.[citation needed] He began the 2018 season in the bullpen before being placed on the disabled list on April 20th.[15] He was sent to the minors on May 25th.[16] He ended the season having appeared in 12 games, with an 8.25 ERA.[17] Osich was designated for assignment on February 12, 2019, following the acquisition of Jose Lopez.[18]

Chicago White Sox

On February 19, 2019, Osich was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.[19] He was designated for assignment on March 8, 2019, following the acquisition of Dwight Smith Jr. On March 11, 2019, Osich was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox.[20] Osich appeared in 57 games (all in relief) with the 2019 White Sox, recording a 4–0 record with a 4.66 ERA while striking out 61 batters in ​67 23 innings pitched.

Boston Red Sox

On October 31, 2019, Osich was claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox.[21] He was non-tendered on December 2, 2019, and became a free agent.[22] On December 4, Osich re-signed with Boston on a one-year major league contract.[23]


  1. ^ "Bishop Kelly graduate Josh Osich makes MLB debut". Idaho Statesman. July 3, 2015.
  2. ^ Churchill, Jason (January 24, 2010). "Beavers' Osich undergoes Tommy John surgery".
  3. ^ "MLB Draft 2010: Oregon State pitcher Josh Osich picked by Los Angeles Angels". The Oregonian. June 8, 2010.
  4. ^ Schnell, Lindsay (April 30, 2011). "Oregon State's Josh Osich throws no-hitter as No. 3 Beavers beat No. 24 UCLA 2-0 on road". The Oregonian.
  5. ^ Fentress, Aaron (June 7, 2011). "MLB draft: Oregon State pitcher Josh Osich selected in Round 6 by San Francisco". The Oregonian.
  6. ^ Baggarly, Andrew (July 3, 2015). "Josh Osich considered quitting, Ryan Lollis never did and now both are big leaguers for Giants". San Jose Mercury News.
  7. ^ Ostler, Scott (July 8, 2015). "Giants reliever Josh Osich thriving since his call-up". San Francisco Chronicle.
  8. ^ Kroner, Steve (July 11, 2015). "Giants pound out 15 hits, beat Phils again". San Francisco Chronicle.
  9. ^ Baggarly, Andrew (July 22, 2015). "Giants notes: Affeldt activated and Osich optioned, but a new era is rising in the bullpen". San Jose Mercury News.
  10. ^ Shea, John (August 7, 2015). "Giants Splash: Mike Leake to DL — Bruce Bochy hoping for 'nine completely healthy starts'". San Francisco Chronicle.
  11. ^ Kawahara, Matt (August 15, 2015). "Bochy says Giants have 'tough decisions' looming for pitching staff". The Sacramento Bee.
  12. ^ Steward, Carl (August 21, 2015). "The future of Josh Osich is now, it looks like the Giants will survive this trip, more odds and ends". San Jose Mercury News.
  13. ^ "Giants set 2016 Opening Day roster" (Press release). April 2, 2016.
  14. ^ Shea, John. "Giants moves: Joe Panik called up, Josh Osich to DL". SF Gate. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
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  18. ^ "Giants Roster & Staff – Transactions". February 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  19. ^ Trezza, Joe (February 19, 2019). "Mountcastle tries 1B as O's preach versatility". MLB. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  20. ^ Duber, Vinnie (March 11, 2019). "White Sox add bullpen option Josh Osich as Michael Kopech officially goes on 60-day DL". NBC Sports. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  21. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". October 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  22. ^ Lauren Campbell (December 2, 2019). "Marco Hernandez Not Among 27 Red Sox Players To Be Tendered 2020 Contracts". NESN. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  23. ^ "Red Sox re-sign Hernández, Osich after non-tenders". December 4, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.

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