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Roy Oswalt’s name was unheard of for most of the offseason but that does not mean that the 35-year-old would not pitch again.
Oswalt wrote on his Twitter account on Monday that he would “love to come back to Philly.”
The right hander spent parts of two seasons as a member of the Phillies before signing a contract mid-season with the Texas Rangers in 2012. Oswalt had the worst season of his career lastyear appearing in 17 games and posting a 5.80 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP.
There could be an opening in Philadelphia for a player such as Oswalt if Roy Halladay continues to struggle. The two-time Cy Young winner struggled in his second start of the year and is 0-2 with a 14.73 ERA to start the season.
Any deal with Oswalt would likely be for the the minimum salary with incentives.
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Last night, Roy Oswalt posted some interesting tweets in the midst of a terrible showing by Roy Halladay during the Phillies 7-2 loss to the Mets:
Just a update , I haven’t felt this good since 2010 ,
— Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net) April 9, 2013
I would love to come back to Philly , loved my time there , amazing fans
— Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net...
With Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay, not to mention the bullpen, really struggling out of the gate this season you would expect a good general manager to always be keeping an eye on potential options for down the road this season. Could former Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt be a name worth keeping an eye on? If the Phillies happen to give him a call, he might be open to at least listening...
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The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release or outright Borbon to the minor leagues.
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ARLINGTON, Texas Joe Nathan's 300th career save is one he'll remember for a lot more than it making him just the 24th member of the 300 club.
He'll also remember it because it came on a final pitch that should have been ball four.
Nathan got the benefit of a call on a full-count pitch to Ben Zobrist to preserve a 5-4 Texas victory over Tampa Bay Monday night.
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Joe Nathan has been one of the better pitchers in the business for much of hid career, and when he entered the ninth inning with a two run cushion he was looking at the chance to notch career save No. 300.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Robinson Chirinos from Tampa Bay for a player to be named or cash.
The deal was announced Monday, before the teams opened a three-game series in Texas.
Chirinois, designated for assignment March 31 when Tampa Bay set its opening-day roster, was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. The catcher didn't play in 2012 after...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Matt Moore and four Rays relievers combined on a five-hitter and Tampa Bay beat Texas 2-0 Wednesday in the coldest day game ever at Rangers Ballpark.
It was only 39 degrees when the game started after a rain delay of 1 hour, 29 minutes. That was 40 degrees colder than Tuesday night.
Evan Longoria had a sacrifice fly for the Rays, who snapped a three-game...