Tyler Radecki
Sunday February 5th, 2012

The Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies are among the teams that have remained in contact with free-agent starting pitcher Roy Oswalt, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

According to Morosi, Oswalt prefers a team closer to his Mississippi home, but his two top choices (Texas and St. Louis) may not have enough money or roster space to sign him. Oswalt is the best remaining starter on the market after the Nationals signed free-agent Edwin Jackson this week.

The Red Sox and Oswalt have “mutual interest,” a source told Morosi. For the Reds to sign Oswalt, the team would likely need to open some payroll space, according to Morosi. Oswalt also remains interested in returning to the Phillies, but the team isn’t aggressively looking for rotation help, according to Morosi. Oswalt, 34, went 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA for the Phillies last season.

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