Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/26/13
The Mets have shown interest in free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt, and the door has not fully closed even with the addition of Shaun Marcum to round out the projected rotation, a baseball source told ESPN New York. Oswalt, 35, went 4-3 with a 5.80 ERA in 17 appearances (nine starts) in 2012 with the Texas Rangers. He made his season debut June 22 — less than four weeks after signing with the club on a minor league deal. Oswalt worked entirely in relief last September. He made only 23 starts in 2011 because of lower-back inflammation. With Marcum on board, obviously they see Oswalt as a bullpen option.
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