Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt

Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt

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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 05: Starting pitcher Roy Oswalt #44 of the Philadelphia Phillies on the mound in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 5, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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by JOSH DAVIS and Associated Press reports

WFAA

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 29 at 8:26 PM

ARLINGTON - The Texas Rangers have reportedly reached a deal with free-agent Roy Oswalt, though the team has made no announcement.

The Dallas Morning News Tuesday first reported the signing Tuesday.

Oswalt, 34, was with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010, where he put together a 9-10 record with a 3.69 ERA in 23 starts. He had two stints on the disabled list last year due to lower-back inflammation.

Texas general manager Jon Daniels and assistant general manager Thad Levine didn't respond to messages. Team officials in the pressbox said they had nothing to report regarding Oswalt.

Texas starter Neftali Feliz was placed on the disabled list on May 21, opening the need for Oswalt, a three-time all star. Feliz was not expected to pick up a baseball for four weeks while he recovers from elbow inflammation. Feliz was 3-1 with a 3.19 ERA in eight appearances (seven starts) for Texas this year.

According to the Morning News report, Oswalt would likely make a few minor-league starts before joining the Rangers.

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