Report: Roy Oswalt Open To Pitching 'Anywhere' In 2012
Roy Oswalt is only 34 and still looking to catch on in the major leagues this season -- and he's beginning to lower his standards. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Oswalt will pitch "anywhere," not necessarily for a team close to his home in Mississippi.
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Oswalt isn't likely to pitch anywhere in the major leagues until June, so where he catches on then may depend on which contending teams have holes in their rotation for him to fill. The Red Sox, Cardinals and Rangers were among the teams who expressed interest in the veteran righty in the offseason. Oswalt spent the last year and a half in Philadelphia. He posted a 3.69 ERA in 139 innings for the Phillies last season, but the Phils declined to bring him back after he missed a significant chunk of the season with back injuries.