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December 20, 1989
Jesse Orosco and the Cleveland Indians agreed to add an option year for 1992 worth a potential $1.075 million to the pitcher's contract, which is guaranteed through the 1991 season. Orosco was 3-4 in 1989 with three saves and a team-leading 2.08 ERA.
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January 22, 2004 | From Associated Press
After a record-setting career, 46-year-old left-hander Jesse Orosco told the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday that he had decided to retire after 24 major league seasons. "To take it a quarter-century -- I never imagined that," Orosco said during a telephone interview with Associated Press. "It's a sad day that I have to call it quits. But it's a great day too for the fact I fulfilled my dream." Orosco, who turns 47 on April 21, was the oldest player in the major leagues last season.
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April 8, 1989
I can't believe spring training is over, and Jesse Orosco still hasn't fired up the Cleveland Indians by pulling a childish prank on one of their outfielders! Management must be disappointed. They certainly didn't sign him for his ability as a relief pitcher! ANDY GUYER San Diego
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September 2, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Minnesota Twins acquired 46-year-old pitcher Jesse Orosco in a trade with the New York Yankees. Orosco, designated for assignment by the Yankees, was acquired Sunday for a player to be named. Orosco, the oldest player in the major leagues, had a 10.38 earned-run average in 15 games with the Yankees after being acquired from San Diego on July 22. In 24 seasons, Orosco has pitched in 1,244 games, the most in major league history. The left-hander was a second-round pick of the Twins in 1978.
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December 3, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN
Free agent Jesse Orosco, a former Dodger relief pitcher, reached an agreement in principle with the Cleveland Indians Friday. Orosco, who chose free agency when the Dodgers refused to negotiate a new contract, can earn $2.975 million if he satisfies the option and incentive provisions of his 3-year deal with the Indians. Some portions of the contract language are still to be worked out, agent Alan Meersand said.
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March 16, 2001 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reliever Jesse Orosco has been impressive and is expected to make the opening-day roster. "He's getting better every time out," pitching coach Jim Colborn said. "You factor that progress with knowing what he has done over his career, and you get a good idea of what he might do over the season." The Dodgers signed Orosco, 43, to a one-year, $700,000 contract that guarantees him $115,000 if he does not make the team.
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August 18, 1999 | From Associated Press
Jesse Orosco walked out of the bullpen and into baseball's record book, moving to the top of a prestigious list that features some of the finest relief pitchers in the history of the game. Orosco pitched in his major league-record 1,072nd game Tuesday night, helping preserve Mike Mussina's 15th victory as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Minnesota Twins, 8-3. Orosco, 42, broke a tie with Dennis Eckersley atop the career list.
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April 24, 2001 | JASON REID
The agent for Jesse Orosco said Monday the Dodgers are close to re-signing the pitcher to a minor league contract. Alan Meersand, who represents baseball's all-time appearance leader, said he believes a deal will be completed today. "I talked to [interim General Manager] Dave Wallace a few times and everything went well," Meersand said. "We're making progress to put Jesse back in a Dodger uniform, which is where he wants to be."
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January 6, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN
Win or lose, effective or ineffective, Jesse Orosco expects to be treated better by Dodger Stadium fans than those at Shea Stadium, where he formerly pitched as a member of the New York Mets. "I received death threats all the time, but there was nothing you could do about it," the Dodgers' new left-handed relief specialist said at a Tuesday press conference.
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October 6, 1996 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
He had been terrible and he knew it. Baltimore reliever Jesse Orosco simply hoped Manager Davey Johnson hadn't lost faith in him after he gave up three walks in Cleveland's 9-4 victory in Game 3 on Friday. "I had a little doubt in my mind that Davey would use me again," Orosco said. "But he did. And it's great what happened." Orosco rebounded from Friday's debacle by working out of a ninth-inning jam that enabled the Orioles to win later in the 12th.
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May 10, 2003 | From Associated Press
Jesse Orosco looked up as the San Diego Padre team bus pulled into the Shea Stadium parking lot Friday and saw the huge picture. The photograph of Orosco leaping after striking out Boston's Marty Barrett to win the 1986 World Series is familiar to Met fans. What's unfamiliar is what occurred a few hours later. For the first time in his career, Orosco got a save at Shea Stadium against the Mets.
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November 20, 2002 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Veteran reliever Jesse Orosco agreed to terms on a one-year, $800,000 contract with the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, bringing an end to his brief Dodger career and shedding more light on the tight financial constraints the Dodgers are working under this winter. Orosco, the 45-year-old left-hander who went 1-2 with a 3.00 earned-run average in 56 games this season, wanted to finish his career in Los Angeles, and the Dodgers would have welcomed his return.
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November 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Dodgers are on the verge of losing one of their best antidotes to San Francisco Giant slugger Barry Bonds -- free-agent reliever Jesse Orosco is close to signing a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres. Orosco, the 45-year-old left-hander who spent the last two seasons in Los Angeles, has held Bonds to four hits in 25 at-bats for a .160 average. Bonds has two homers, two walks and nine strikeouts against Orosco.
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April 21, 2002 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heard the one about Dodger reliever Jesse Orosco being so old his rookie card was a cave drawing? Or that Abner Doubleday was his first manager? Or that.... "Yeah, I've probably heard them all by now," said Orosco, who turns 45 today. "The guys like to joke around about how old I am, and now everybody's having fun with the idea that I'm going to play until I'm 50. "It doesn't bother me at all because it's all in good fun.
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February 23, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few baseball players can make 39-year-old Terry Mulholland feel young, but if the Dodger pitcher feels the effects of advancing age, all he needs to do is look a few locker stalls down at teammate Jesse Orosco, the reliever who will turn 45 on April 21. "He'll be able to collect a pension and still draw a salary," Mulholland said. "What's up with that?" Many think Orosco wants to pitch until he's 50. The left-hander says that's not true, but don't be shocked if he does.
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July 15, 2001 | Paul Gutierrez
Jesse Orosco was cut by the Dodgers in training camp, signed to a minor league contract on April 24 after General Manager Kevin Malone's forced resignation and struggled in his early days with the club. But Orosco, 44, has found his groove of late as the Dodgers' situational left-handed reliever. In his last seven appearances, over four innings, Orosco has not given up a hit and has struck out six batters, including left-handed power hitters Barry Bonds, Jeremy Giambi and Jason Giambi.
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February 23, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few baseball players can make 39-year-old Terry Mulholland feel young, but if the Dodger pitcher feels the effects of advancing age, all he needs to do is look a few locker stalls down at teammate Jesse Orosco, the reliever who will turn 45 on April 21. "He'll be able to collect a pension and still draw a salary," Mulholland said. "What's up with that?" Many think Orosco wants to pitch until he's 50. The left-hander says that's not true, but don't be shocked if he does.
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April 21, 2002 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heard the one about Dodger reliever Jesse Orosco being so old his rookie card was a cave drawing? Or that Abner Doubleday was his first manager? Or that.... "Yeah, I've probably heard them all by now," said Orosco, who turns 45 today. "The guys like to joke around about how old I am, and now everybody's having fun with the idea that I'm going to play until I'm 50. "It doesn't bother me at all because it's all in good fun.
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April 24, 2001 | JASON REID
The agent for Jesse Orosco said Monday the Dodgers are close to re-signing the pitcher to a minor league contract. Alan Meersand, who represents baseball's all-time appearance leader, said he believes a deal will be completed today. "I talked to [interim General Manager] Dave Wallace a few times and everything went well," Meersand said. "We're making progress to put Jesse back in a Dodger uniform, which is where he wants to be."
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March 31, 2001 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The agent for Jesse Orosco said Friday that his client was lied to by Dodger General Manager Kevin Malone. This occurred after Orosco, baseball's all-time appearances leader with 1,096 in 21 seasons, refused a minor-league assignment earlier in the day and was granted free agency. "Jesse was promised he would be on the team if he was healthy and he's healthy," agent Alan Neersand said.
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