Despite their need for starting pitching depth, the New York Yankees will reportedly not go after free-agent starting pitcher Roy Oswalt, according to ESPN.com.
An anonymous source told Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York that the Yankees are "very worried about (Oswalt’s) injury history. The guy's falling apart from that back of his. That's why Houston dumped him."
The Philadelphia Phillies recently made Oswalt a free-agent after choosing to buy out his contract for $2 million instead of picking up his $16 million option for 2012. The 33-year-old spent the majority of his career with the Houston Astros before he was traded to the Phillies at the 2010 trade deadline for starting pitcher J.A. Happ and an array of minor leaguers.