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MLB: Anxiety sidelines Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna

MLB: Anxiety sidelines Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna said the reason he was unavailable to pitch Friday was that he is out of sorts mentally, feeling “anxious” and “weird.”

“I feel like I’m lost a little bit,” he said through an interpreter on Saturday, a day after the Kansas City Royals rallied for four runs in the ninth inning against three Toronto relievers to beat the Blue Jays 5-4.

“I feel great physically. It’s just more mentally. This has nothing to do with me being on the field. I feel great out there. It’s just when I’m not on the field.”

Osuna, 22, said he had never experienced this sensation before. Paddy Steinford, the Blue Jays’...

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