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Osuna closer to making roster with Brentz on waivers

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Pirates hat. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

BRADENTON, Fla. — Outfielder Bryce Brentz, acquired from the Red Sox last month, confirmed to reporters Sunday morning that he has been placed on outright waivers.

Brentz, 29, was in competition for the Pirates' final bench spot, but he struggled at the plate for much of the spring and is out of minor-league options. Now, the club will decide whether to keep Jose Osuna as a final bench player or to keep an eighth pitcher in the bullpen for opening day.

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