Report: Roy Oswalt to retire
Former All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt, the NLCS MVP in 2005, has decided to retire, according to a tweet Tuesday from ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney.
The 36-year-old Oswalt hangs it up with a career 163-102 record and a 3.36 ERA over 2,245.1 innings in 13 seasons. More recently, however, the three-time All-Star had a 8.63 ERA in six starts and three relief appearances in 2013 with the Colorado Rockies. In 2012, with the Texas Rangers, he posted a 5.80 ERA over nine starts and had eight appearances on the mound as a reliever.
He made his MLB debut in 2001 for the Houston Astros, playing for the team until 2010. He went on to stints with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Rangers and ultimately made his last appearance with the Rockies in September 2013.
According to Olney, Oswalt's post-career plans involve working with his agent, Bob Garber.
All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt has decided to retire, and plans to work with his agent, Bob Garber. 163 wins, 102 losses.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 11, 2014