Oswalt on Rangers radar

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012

The Texas Rangers are back to searching for starting pitcher after the unsettling news about Neftali Feliz. Feliz was attempting to convert from a closer to a starter and now has an elbow injury, what a shock right. Luckily for Feliz it’s just a sprained UCL not a torn one, so no surgery is required but he will be shut down for a while. The team isn’t counting on him till after the All-Star break which leads them to free agent Roy Oswalt.

General manager Jon Daniels said the Rangers will consider signing pitcher Roy Oswalt in the wake of Neftali Feliz’s elbow injury.

“Everything is on the table,” Daniels said Monday. (T.R. Sullivan – MLBlogs)

Oswalt reportedly wants to sign with someone soon. He recently threw for the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies but most importantly threw for the Rangers on Friday. With Texas now in need of a starter things could progress very quickly.

The Rangers will go with Scott Feldman as Neftali’s replacement on Wednesday, after that who knows. Feldman isn’t a guy you want starting long term so I like Oswalt’s chances here of finding a home.

Now if Dr. Andrews gives a negative report on Vance Worley’s elbow then Oswalt is going to have options himself.

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