ARLINGTON, Texas Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt told local reporters Tuesday he's been aware he had cleared waivers for several weeks.
Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com reported earlier in the day that Oswalt cleared waivers and suggested the Dodgers as a potential trade partner.
Oswalt did not express desire to be traded, but he's made no secret that he is not happy being in the bullpen. Oswalt (4-2, 5.94) made two spot starts recently but manager Ron Washington said there is no guarantee he will get another start the rest of the season.
"His role is long relief," Washington said.
As for Oswalt's seemingly negative body language after being pulled from those spot starts a subject of internet and talk show chatter Washington said Oswalt's attitude has not been an issue.
"He's been a pro," Washington said.
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