Free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt recently told teams around the league that he was going to sit out the start of the season. At the time, it appeared he was only looking at the Cardinals and Rangers as potential destinations due to the close proximity to his Mississippi home.
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com notes that Oswalt is now telling teams that he is willing to go anywhere, but still prefers a contender. Oswalt could join a team as soon as June when his kids get out of school making destinations such as the Red Sox and others that are not as close to his home a possibility.
At last check, the Red Sox, Tigers, Reds and Cardinals had all expressed some type of interest in the Type-A free agent.
In 2011, Oswalt went 9-10 while posting a 3.69 era in 139 innings with the Phillies. He did average a career low with 6.0 strike outs per 9 innings and is coming off a series of injuries. Oswalt earned $16mm last season and made $1,777,777.78 for every win or $172,043,01 for every strikeout.
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