Red Sox claim pitcher Josh Osich off waivers

Sep 8, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Josh Osich (64) throws the ball against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. (David Banks/USA TODAY Sports)

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Chaim Bloom is officially on the board with his first move as the chief baseball officer of the Boston Red Sox, as the team has claimed reliever Josh Osich off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

A 31-year-old lefty, Osich posted a 4.66 ERA and held opponents to a .242 batting average in 57 games for the White Sox last year, and established a career-high in victories (four) and innings (67.2) out of the Sox bullpen.

Prior to a campaign spent in Chicago, Osich, a sixth-round draft pick in 2011, spent four seasons with the San Francisco Giants, and comes to Boston with a 10-5 career record and 39 holds in 217 appearances.

It's a minor move, of course, but it's Bloom taking his first steps towards revamping a Boston bullpen that was painfully hot-and-cold throughout a 2019 season that came and went without the Red Sox qualifying for postseason action.