Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 5/29/12
The Texas Rangers have agreed to a contract with free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt, reports Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, Oswalt just turned down a deal from the Rangers over the weekend, and the club must have restructured their offer to make it more appealing to Oswalt. I had the Rangers as a 4:3 favorite to sign Oswalt earlier this afternoon, and the favorite comes out on top. Oswalt isn't expected to jump right into the Rangers rotation, and will more than likely make a few minor league starts before joining the team. The situation is similar to Andy Pettite's signing with the Yankees, who was signed in mid-April and made four rehab starts before joining the major league rotation. Based on that timeframe, Oswalt could be ready to join the Rangers rotation in mid-June. Oswalt's signing is a huge blow to the Phillies, who just lost Roy Halladay for 6-8 weeks with a strained lat. The Phillies will now need to make do with internal o...
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