03/30/2016 10:13 EDT | Updated 03/31/2017 01:12 EDT

Status Quo: Blue Jays choose incumbent Osuna over Storen for closer role

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Roberto Osuna will keep his job as the team's closer.

The 21-year-old held off a strong challenge from reliever Drew Storen, who was acquired from the Washington Nationals last January.

The team made the announcement Wednesday morning before a pre-season game against the Minnesota Twins.

Osuna was 1-6 with 20 saves and a 2.58 earned-run average in his rookie season last year. 

The Blue Jays also announced Ezequiel Carrera will be their fourth outfielder and Ryan Tepera, Joe Biagini and Arnold Leon will fill out the remaining bullpen spots.

Toronto opens its 2016 regular season Sunday at Tampa Bay.




The Canadian Press