5 years ago

The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo hears that Roy Oswalt "may still want to pitch, but, again, on his terms and perhaps for only a half a season."

Cafardo notes that "many teams have given up trying to persuade him to pitch, feeling the vibe is that he just doesn't want it bad enough." Oswalt, 35, posted a 5.80 ERA over 59 innings for the Rangers in 2012 but did put up a nice 59/11 K/BB ratio. He dealt with a forearm problem down the stretch, and his chronic back issues remain a concern.