Roy Oswalt
SP FA
7 years ago

Roy Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, told Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com that his client has been working out on the Mississippi State campus and is "waiting for the right offer from a contender."

Garber says that geography will not be a factor in Oswalt's decision as it was a year ago, and that Oswalt's only focus now is to pitch for a club in contention. Garber also said the veteran right-hander would be willing to pitch in late-inning relief in some cases, though he prefers to start. Oswalt, 35, posted a 5.80 ERA in 17 appearances last season with the Rangers but had a nice 59/11 K/BB ratio over 59 frames.

Roy Oswalt
SP FA
7 years ago

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a team insider that there's "nothing going on" between the Mets and Roy Oswalt.

Rubin reported over the weekend that the Mets hadn't closed the door on the possibility of adding Oswalt, but it's not happening. It didn't make much sense in the first place, as there isn't room for him in the projected rotation following the addition of Shaun Marcum.

Roy Oswalt
SP FA
7 years ago

ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports that the Mets have shown interest in free agent Roy Oswalt.

Despite agreeing to terms with Shaun Marcum earlier this week, a source tells Rubin that the Mets haven't ruled out adding Oswalt to their starting rotation mix. The 35-year-old went 4-3 with a 5.80 ERA in 17 appearances (nine starts) with the Rangers in 2012 while dealing with injuries down the stretch. He remains undecided on whether to continue pitching in 2013 and hasn't received any other known interest in free agency.

Roy Oswalt
SP FA
7 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.

Roy Oswalt
SP FA
7 years ago

Roy Oswalt is undecided about whether he'll pitch in 2013.

Oswalt was a bust with the Rangers this past season, posting a 5.80 ERA and 59/11 K/BB ratio over 59 innings while dealing with forearm and back issues. While the 35-year-old right-hnader is undecided right now, the right offer could sway him.

Roy Oswalt
SP FA
7 years ago

Roy Oswalt returned to action on Monday September 24.

Roy Oswalt
SP FA
7 years ago

Roy Oswalt (forearm) could be available out of the Rangers' bullpen this weekend.

Oswalt threw another bullpen Thursday without any issues. He hasn't appeared in a game since September 9 due to a right forearm strain.

Roy Oswalt
SP FA
7 years ago

Roy Oswalt (forearm) threw a successful 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

He'll have another bullpen session Thursday. If that goes well, Oswalt seems likely to then rejoin the Rangers' bullpen.

Roy Oswalt
SP FA
7 years ago

Roy Oswalt (forearm) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Oswalt's forearm still felt a little tender when he played catch Thursday, but he "felt pretty good" while long-tossing Saturday. He'll play catch again Sunday before taking Monday off prior to Tuesday's pen session.

Roy Oswalt
SP FA
7 years ago

Roy Oswalt (forearm) experienced discomfort while playing catch Thursday.

It was his first time throwing since being diagnosed with a right forearm strain earlier this week. Things didn't go so well, so he won't throw again for a few more days. There's no timeline for his return.