According to ... well, everyone, the Rangers have put Oswalt on waivers and he cleared. This doesn't mean Oswalt's time with the Rangers is done, but it does mean they would rather not have him. He is 4-2 with a 5.94 ERA in 11 games, eight of which were starts.
They could trade him, but the chances of him being on a postseason roster are about as good as mine.
What began with good intentions and looked to be a great move after Neftali Feliz went down for the season has ended with a giant ERA and clubhouse drama. Roy Oswalt just didn't have it this season, and may never again.
Back on May 30, Oswalt signed a one-year, prorated deal with the Rangers. In his first stat on June 22 against the Rockies, he pitched 6 2/3 and allowed one run and won. He won his next start despite allowing five runs in six innings.
He was moved to the bullpen in early August, which he didn't like, and has been OK to bad since then.
Adding Oswalt was a good idea. It just didn't work.
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