The rumors have been swirling and just yesterday we heard that the Rangers were in serious talks with starter Roy Oswalt, but today the team announced what we already suspected would happen – they’ve signed Oswalt to a one-year deal. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweeted the contract details.
Oswalt became a free agent after the 2011 season, but didn’t find the free agent market to his liking so opted to remain a free agent as the season started. That appears to be a good move by him as he can now go to a team that is contending for a title but is also in immediate need for a starting pitcher. He was pursued by several teams but decided on Texas.
Oswalt came up with the Houston Astros in 2001 and played there through mid-2010, when he was traded to the Phillies. He is a three-time All Star and has a career record of 159-93 with a 3.21 ERA.