Full name is Joshua Michael Osich (OH-sitch). His in-laws grew up in Medford, MA, and Watertown, MA...His father-in-law worked at Fenway Park and the Boston Garden, selling concessions. His wife earned a master's degree from Simmons University in Boston and a doctorate degree in elementary education from the University of New England. Signed by Matt Woodward (Giants). Graduated from Bishop Kelly High School (Boise, ID), where he played baseball, football, and basketball.
Made 57 relief appearances for the White Sox and set career highs in innings (67.2) and strikeouts (61). In 12 games against AL East opponents, posted a 1.88 ERA and .149 opponent AVG (14.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER)... Did not allow a run in his final 7 appearances against the division (8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 BB , 4 SO). Held left-handed hitters to a .171 AVG (19-for-111) with 30 SO and only 4 BB. Allowed only 22.2% of inherited runners to score (10 of 45), the 4th-lowest mark among AL relievers. Threw 2.0+ innings in 14 games, going 4-0 with a 0.57 ERA (2 ER/31.1 IP) and a .159 opponent AVG in those outings (29 SO, 4 BB).
2019 Season Timeline:
Designated for assignment by the Giants on 2/12. Claimed off waivers by BAL on 2/19...Appeared in 2 spring training games for the Orioles before being designated for assignment on 3/8. Claimed off waivers by CWS on 3/11 and spent the rest of the season in the White Sox organization. Opened the season with Triple-A Charlotte but had his contract selected by CWS on 4/12 and spent the remainder of the season in the majors. Made his White Sox debut on 4/17 vs. KC, working 1.2 scoreless innings of relief (3 SO). Allowed 0 runs in consecutive outings of 2.0 IP on 5/17 vs. TOR and 5/20 at HOU. Tossed 6.0 consecutive scoreless innings over 6 games from 6/13-25... Worked 2.0 scoreless innings on 6/22 at TEX and 6/25 at BOS. Earned his 1st win of the season on 8/2 at PHI after retiring all 6 batters faced in the 14th and 15th innings. In his final 16 appearances of the season (beginning 8/17), went 3-0 with a 2.41 ERA, a .188 opponent AVG, 20 SO, and only 4 BB (18.2 IP, 13 H, 5 ER, 1 HR). Struck out a career-high-tying 4 batters over 2.0 scoreless innings on 8/31 at ATL.
Earned the win in 3 of his last 9 appearances , 7 of which were scoreless...Posted a 1.64 ERA (2 ER/11.0 IP) and .214 opponent AVG during that span. Tossed a career-high 3.1 scoreless innings on 9/26 at CLE.
Went 3-2 with a 6.23 ERA (30er, 43.1ip) in 54 games with San Francisco...Was recalled May 2 after starting the season with triple-A, going 1-1 with a 7.71 ERA in nine games...His 6.23 ERA ranked as the third-highest figure among relievers in the NL (min. 40.0ip)...His 43.1 innings pitched were a career-high.
Posted a 1-3 record with a 4.71 ERA (19er, 36.1ip) over 59 appearances. Held opponents scoreless in 19 of his first 21 outings, posting a 1.84 ERA (3er, 14.2ip). Allowed just two of his 43 inherited runners to score (4.7%), which was the best figure in the Majors. Held left-handed batters to a .156 average (12- for-77 with five walks and 18 strikeouts. Struggled over his final eight games, posting a 9.64 ERA and a .300 opponents average against. Missed 35 games in late July and August with a left forearm strain...was reinstated from the DL on Sept. 1.
Made his Major League debut in July and was recalled once more in August before sticking with the big league club for the rest of the season...went 2-0 with a 2.20 ERA in 35 relief appearances with SF...struck out 27 batters in 28.2 innings....Made his big league debut July 3 at Washington, tossing a scoreless 8th inning with two walks....Was credited with his first big league win July 11 vs. Philadelphia after recording one out in the 6th inning of an 8-5 win....Was optioned to AAA July 22 as LHP Jeremy Affeldt was reinstated off DL...was recalled Aug. 7, replacing RHP Mike Leake....Combined to go 0-1 with a 1.32 ERA (6er, 41.0ip) in 38 relief outings with double-A (31 appearances) and triple-A (seven).
Appeared in just 28 games with double-A Richmond due to a shoulder impingement.
Split the season between Class A Advanced San Jose and double-A Richmond...was an All-Star closer for San Jose, going 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 12 saves in 34 appearances. Had a radial-nerve injury.
Had a shoulder impingement that limited him to just 27 games with Class A Advanced San Jose.