Roy Oswalt Signs With Texas

May 30, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
San Francisco Giants v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 6
Roy Oswalt has pitched in the National League his whole career (11 years) until now. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt signed the Texas Rangers, according to a report on Major League Baseball’s website. Oswalt, who hasn’t pitched since last October when he was with Philadelphia, is not expected to play for another three or four weeks.

The deal for Oswalt, 34, is for $5 million with another million that can be earned in incentives.

Texas, who won the last two American League pennants, had a six-and-a-half game lead in the AL West heading into Tuesday night. Their need for another strong starter was elevated when pitcher Neftali Feliz went on the disabled list with a sprained right elbow.

Oswalt should fill in nicely. The two-time 20-game winner has finished sixth or better in the Cy Young Award voting six times in his 11-year career—all in the National League.

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