After a rather quiet couple of months, the Roy Oswalt rumors have resurfaced.
Following a Tweet from Dave O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday that reported that the Atlanta Braves were pursing the free agent right-hander.
It was leaked on Saturday that Oswalt had also recently auditioned for the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies.
Not to mention, Owalt’s saying that he has plans to throw for two more teams and is reportedly looking to sign relatively soon, so he can be back on the mound by as early as next month.
So does this mean the Rangers are out?
Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweeted that Oswalt had expressed a desire to start in Texas, but the Rangers don’t have a spot for him with both Scott Feldman and Alexi Ogando serving as extra starters in the bullpen.
But Rosenthal also alluded that Oswalt could be a replacement for Rangers #1 ace–Colby Lewis.
Nevertheless, the Los Angeles Angels also showed interest in Oswalt back in March.
The Halos are in need of another quality starter as they wait to see if Jerome Williams turns out. So is there is a chance that he ends up throwing for them?
The best thing for Oswalt to do is to pitch for a few more teams with some interest in him, show that he still has the arm, and then wait until one of those teams has a need.
And a large wad of cash.