Roy Oswalt SP COL 7 Months

Roy Oswalt has decided to retire from baseball.

We heard back in November that Oswalt intended to pitch in the majors in 2014, but he apparently didn't find the right opportunity. He'll work with his agent, Bob Garber, in retirement. A three-time All-Star, Oswalt will walk away from the game with a 163-102 lifetime record over 13 seasons to go along with a 3.36 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.

Roy Oswalt SP COL 9 Months

According to MLB Trade Rumors, Roy Oswalt intends to pitch in the majors in 2014.

While Oswalt prefers to start, he is open to pitching in relief and has heard from multiple teams about the possibility. The 36-year-old appears to be looking for a major league deal, but he will likely struggle to get it after posting a 6.80 ERA over the past two seasons.

Roy Oswalt SP COL 11 Months

Roy Oswalt was charged with four runs over just 4 2/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision in the Rockies' 7-6 extra innings win over the Cardinals Thursday.

Oswalt gave up five hits and walked four, though it's worth noting that home plate umpire Vic Carapazza's strike zone was moving around all day. He's now lasted 4 2/3 innings in each of his two starts since rejoining the rotation and has a 7.71 ERA for the season. Fantasy owners should avoid him next week at home against the Red Sox.

Roy Oswalt SP COL 12 Months

Roy Oswalt dropped to 0-6 after allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

As has been typical, Oswalt got his strikeouts (five tonight) but gave up a lot of hits anyway (seven). He's lost all six of his appearances for the Rockies, though run support has been a major issue. He has a 29/5 K/BB ratio with just two homers allowed in 25 2/3 innings, yet his ERA stands at 7.71. He'll break FIP if this keeps up.

Roy Oswalt SP COL 12 Months

Roy Oswalt will take Chad Bettis' spot in the Rockies' rotation.

Oswalt followed Bettis during Sunday's start in San Diego, but it will be Oswalt getting the ball this weekend in Arizona. The veteran right-hander has put up an 8.57 ERA and 1.76 WHIP over 21 innings this season for the Rox and should be avoided for fantasy purposes.

Roy Oswalt SP COL 12 Months

Rockies activated RHP Roy Oswalt from the 15-day disabled list.

Oswalt has been sidelined since early July due to a strained left hamstring. The veteran hurler was an abysmal 0-4 with a 7.64 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 23/2 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings before hitting the DL. He shouldn't be started in any mixed leagues down the stretch.

Roy Oswalt SP COL 12 Months

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list and appear in Sunday's game in San Diego.

It's not known yet whether he'll start the game or come in after Chad Bettis. Given Bettis' 5.45 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over seven starts, the smart money would be on Oswalt getting the call. The veteran right-hander has been on the shelf since early July with a strained left hamstring.

Roy Oswalt SP COL 12 Months

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) allowed three hits and a walk over 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a rehab start with rookie league Grand Junction Rockies on Tuesday.

He struck out a pair, throwing 41 of 55 pitches for strikes. Manager Walt Weiss indicated that how Oswalt fares Tuesday will determine what role he'll serve in for the team down the stretch. It's probably safe to say he'll rejoin the rotation next week.

Roy Oswalt SP COL 12 Months

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) will make a rehab start with the rookie league affiliate Grand Junction Rockies on Tuesday.

Oswalt has been throwing simulated games recently and has been deemed ready for a rehab start. It may be the only one he needs, as he's been amping up his pitch count lately. He should be back sometime in early September.

Roy Oswalt SP COL Aug 27 '13

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) could make a rehab appearance this weekend.

Oswalt threw another successful simulated game Tuesday, going four innings and throwing close to 60 pitches. If he doesn't make a rehab start this weekend, he'll throw a simulated game. Either way, he's close to rejoining the Rockies' rotation. "I'm trying to get back and pitch this year and go from there," Oswalt said. "I'm hoping to come back and start at least four, maybe five games."