Found November 02, 2011 on Fox Sports:
The agent for Roy Oswalt affirmed Wednesday that the veteran pitcher "absolutely" plans to pitch in 2012, following a season in which he was twice placed on the disabled list with lower back inflammation. "His back feels great," Bob Garber told "He's definitely looking for a long-term contract." Oswalt, 34, hinted earlier this year that he might consider retiring after the 2011 season. He went 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA in 23 starts, his fewest since 2003. He was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his back, for which he received cortisone and epidural injections in July, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Oswalt had a strong September, pitching a minimum of six full innings in each of his six starts. But he lost his only start of the postseason, in Game 4 of the National League Division Series against St. Louis. Oswalt, a career National Leaguer, has reached the playoffs four times but is still looking for his first World Series ring. He averaged roughly 206 innings per season from 2004 through 2011.

Odds and Ends: Oswalt, Sandberg

OSWALT TO YANKEES NOT LIKELY–Although it seems somewhat unlikely Roy Oswalt will be returning to Philadelphia, he may have a hard time finding what he wants elsewhere. According to ESPN New York, the Yankees are saying no to Oswalt because of his prior back issues.The pitching starved Yankees need to say yes to a lot of pitching, but a baseball insider close to the situation says...

Report: Roy Oswalt Wants Multi-Year Contract

According to a report by Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports, Roy Oswalt wants to pitch again. Not only does he want to come back, but he wants a long-term deal, which the Phillies are unlikely to give him. The agent for Roy Oswalt affirmed Wednesday that the veteran pitcher “absolutely” plans to pitch in 2012, following a season in which he was twice placed on the disabled list...

Phils Would Be Unwise To Offer Oswalt Arbitration

As divulged by MLB Trade Rumors Monday, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Madson and Roy Oswalt have been classified as Type A free agents, while Brad Lidge and Raul Ibanez garnered Type B titles.Offering Roy Oswalt arbitration would be way too risky.Type A free agents, if they are offered and decline arbitration, bring back two early draft picks if signed by another team. The top 15 teams...

Yankees apprehensive about Oswalt's back issues

New York Yankee supporters shouldn't expect to see veteran pitcher Roy Oswalt in pinstripes next season.Reports out of New York suggest the club is "very worried" about Oswalt's history of back problems. The free-agent righthander has two degenerative disks in his lower back and has had a series of cortisone shots over the years.The 34-year-old was limited to 23...

Nationals Interested In Roy Oswalt

The Nationals have expressed interest in Roy Oswalt, according to's Bill Ladson. Earlier today, Rizzo explained to reporters that he's looking for a veteran starter this offseason. "We want a guy that has shown he's a good leader, that can win in the big leagues," Rizzo said. "It's not about having the best stuff. It's about being able...

Roy Oswalt Seeks Multiyear Deal

The agent for Roy Oswalt told Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that the right-hander is healthy and "definitely looking for a long-term contract" this offseason. Bob Garber said Oswalt feels “great,” even after two back-related stints on the disabled list in 2011. Oswalt, 34, made 23 starts and completed 139 innings in 2011, posting a 3.69 ERA with 6.0 K/9, 2.1 BB/9...

Source: Yanks scared off by Oswalt back woes

Although the Yankees want starting pitching, they will not go after Roy Oswalt, according to a source.

Should the Yankees take a look at Buehrle and Oswalt?

After resigning their GM, Brian Cashman, and their ace, C.C. Sabathia to a contract extension, the New York Yankees can focus on bringing in more pitching depth to the team. Yesterday, we learned that the Yankees are interested in bringing veteran starter Freddy Garcia back, and according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, suggests that the Yankees could take a look at...

Nats interested in free agent Oswalt to lead staff

According to a baseball source, the Nationals have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt, who played with the Phillies this past season.

Hot Stove Round-Up: Nats like Oswalt, Braves & Jurrjens

Here is a quick round-up of today’s hot stove news and rumors from around MLB: The Nationals have expressed an interest in RHP Roy Oswalt, according to Bill Ladson of Mark Bowman of says the Braves are open to trading Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado. The A’s will listen to trade proposals for any player, except Jemile Weeks, says Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports....
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