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Roy Oswalt | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/29/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 192
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Holmes (MS) JC
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 23 (0) / HOU

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Roy Oswalt has decided to retire from baseball.
We heard back in November that Oswalt intended to pitch in the majors in 2014, but he apparently didn't find the right opportunity. He'll work with his agent, Bob Garber, in retirement. A three-time All-Star, Oswalt will walk away from the game with a 163-102 lifetime record over 13 seasons to go along with a 3.36 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. While he won't be a Hall of Famer, he enjoyed an excellent career. Tue, Feb 11, 2014 12:24:00 PM

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According to MLB Trade Rumors, Roy Oswalt intends to pitch in the majors in 2014.

While Oswalt prefers to start, he is open to pitching in relief and has heard from multiple teams about the possibility. The 36-year-old appears to be looking for a major league deal, but he will likely struggle to get it after posting a 6.80 ERA over the past two seasons.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Roy Oswalt was charged with four runs over just 4 2/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision in the Rockies' 7-6 extra innings win over the Cardinals Thursday.

Oswalt gave up five hits and walked four, though it's worth noting that home plate umpire Vic Carapazza's strike zone was moving around all day. He's now lasted 4 2/3 innings in each of his two starts since rejoining the rotation and has a 7.71 ERA for the season. Fantasy owners should avoid him next week at home against the Red Sox.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 08:44:00 PM

Roy Oswalt dropped to 0-6 after allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

As has been typical, Oswalt got his strikeouts (five tonight) but gave up a lot of hits anyway (seven). He's lost all six of his appearances for the Rockies, though run support has been a major issue. He has a 29/5 K/BB ratio with just two homers allowed in 25 2/3 innings, yet his ERA stands at 7.71. He'll break FIP if this keeps up.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 12:24:00 AM

Roy Oswalt will take Chad Bettis' spot in the Rockies' rotation.

Oswalt followed Bettis during Sunday's start in San Diego, but it will be Oswalt getting the ball this weekend in Arizona. The veteran right-hander has put up an 8.57 ERA and 1.76 WHIP over 21 innings this season for the Rox and should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 07:15:00 PM

Rockies activated RHP Roy Oswalt from the 15-day disabled list.

Oswalt has been sidelined since early July due to a strained left hamstring. The veteran hurler was an abysmal 0-4 with a 7.64 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 23/2 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings before hitting the DL. He shouldn't be started in any mixed leagues down the stretch.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 07:19:00 PM

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list and appear in Sunday's game in San Diego.

It's not known yet whether he'll start the game or come in after Chad Bettis. Given Bettis' 5.45 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over seven starts, the smart money would be on Oswalt getting the call. The veteran right-hander has been on the shelf since early July with a strained left hamstring.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) allowed three hits and a walk over 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a rehab start with rookie league Grand Junction Rockies on Tuesday.

He struck out a pair, throwing 41 of 55 pitches for strikes. Manager Walt Weiss indicated that how Oswalt fares Tuesday will determine what role he'll serve in for the team down the stretch. It's probably safe to say he'll rejoin the rotation next week.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 11:17:00 PM

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) will make a rehab start with the rookie league affiliate Grand Junction Rockies on Tuesday.

Oswalt has been throwing simulated games recently and has been deemed ready for a rehab start. It may be the only one he needs, as he's been amping up his pitch count lately. He should be back sometime in early September.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 09:29:00 PM

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) could make a rehab appearance this weekend.

Oswalt threw another successful simulated game Tuesday, going four innings and throwing close to 60 pitches. If he doesn't make a rehab start this weekend, he'll throw a simulated game. Either way, he's close to rejoining the Rockies' rotation. "I'm trying to get back and pitch this year and go from there," Oswalt said. "I'm hoping to come back and start at least four, maybe five games."
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 11:06:00 PM

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) will throw at least one more simulated game before going out on a rehab assignment.

Oswalt is a little behind Tyler Chatwood (elbow), who also threw a simulated game Thursday. He'll throw another sim game over the weekend before likely beginning a rehab assignment sometime next week. Barring a setback, Oswalt should rejoin the rotation in early September.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 09:57:00 AM

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) threw three innings in a simulated game Thursday.

Like his teammate Tyler Chatwood (elbow), the next step calls for Oswalt to make a minor league rehab start on Sunday. However, it's unclear when he'll be activated. The veteran right-hander has been sidelined for a little over a month with a left hamstring strain.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) threw 65 pitches in a bullpen session Monday.

The next step is a simulated game on Thursday. If all goes well, he could make a minor league rehab start as soon as Sunday. The veteran right-hander has been sidelined for a little over a month with a left hamstring strain.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Roy Oswalt (hamstring) will attempt to throw a simulated game sometime in the "near future."

Oswalt experienced a setback with his hamstring Saturday while throwing a sim game, but it was apparently minor. "I think he'll back before too long," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "I think he's going to move quickly."
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 08:09:00 PM

Roy Oswalt experienced a setback with his hamstring Saturday while throwing a simulated game.

Oswalt made it through just two hitters before calling it quits. "It's going to take a couple more weeks," said the veteran right-hander. "I want to be out there." He has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 8.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 04:46:00 PM

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