Allegedly, Roy Oswalt Could Sign This Week

Stop me if we’ve seen this headline a few times.

“Roy Oswalt Could Sign This Week”.

From  Ben Nicholson-Smith @ MLB Trade Rumors comes this lil’ batch of updates:

There’s an expectation that Roy Oswalt will agree to sign with an MLB team this week, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). The Rangers, Orioles, Red Sox, Phillies and Dodgers have all been linked to the free agent right-hander in recent weeks. We’ll keep track of today’s Oswalt rumors right here with the most recent updates up top:

  • Baseball officials are convinced Oswalt will sign with the RangersESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reports. The right-hander has given teams indications that he prefers the Rangers over other clubs. “I would be shocked if he doesn’t go to Texas,” one of Crasnick’s sources said. “A team is going to have to greatly outbid Texas to keep him from going there.”
  • The Rangers could use Oswalt now that Neftali Feliz is on the disabled list. The Orioles are known to be seeking pitching and their division rivals, the Red Sox, have endured the struggles of Clay Buchholz and Daniel Bard. Phillies starters are dealing with injuries and the Dodgers actually made Oswalt an offer earlier this year.
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