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May 30, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Roy Oswalt had offers from several teams during the off-season. But the three-time All-Star pitcher decided to wait until the right situation came along before committing to his 12th major league season. That situation arrived Tuesday, when the Texas Rangers -- the team with the best record in the American League -- agreed to a minor-league deal with the free-agent pitcher, who is expected to make his first start with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday before joining the Rangers' rotation within a few weeks.
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February 11, 2014 | Wire Reports
Right-hander Roy Oswalt retired from baseball after 13 major league seasons that had him criss-crossing the country with time in the American and National leagues. Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, confirmed Oswalt's retirement and said the pitcher would work for his agency. Oswalt, 36, had a 163-102 record with a 3.36 earned-run average. His best season came with Houston in 2004, when he was 20-10 with a 3.49 ERA. The durable starter - a three-time All-Star - pitched more than 200 innings seven times but dealt with injuries in recent years.
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May 22, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
The Houston Astros were in town last week, and Roy Oswalt and his old catcher went out to lunch. Brad Ausmus found out on Tuesday what we all did on Friday: Oswalt wants out of Houston. There is an ace on the market. So here we are again, back where we were last summer. The Dodgers have a good team, certainly good enough to win the National League West. The Dodgers have a good offense, a very good one when Andre Ethier and Rafael Furcal come off the disabled list. The Dodgers have a good bullpen, upgraded with the return of Ronald Belisario and Hong-Chih Kuo. The Dodgers are good enough to play into October.
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July 28, 2012
The Texas Rangers pushed back Roy Oswalt's next start a day until Monday, and right-hander Colby Lewis underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. Oswalt missed his last start because of tightness in his back, but he will start Monday against the Angels. Right-hander Scott Feldman , who had been scheduled to start Monday, was moved ahead to Sunday's final game of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. Lewis is expected to be out nine to 12 months.
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July 29, 2009 | Associated Press
Geoff Blum hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning and Miguel Tejada homered and had a season-high five runs batted in, helping the Houston Astros overcome an injury to ace Roy Oswalt for an 11-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. Jeff Keppinger had four hits and drove in three runs Houston ended Chicago's five-game winning streak and ended its own three-game skid. The Cubs fell half a game behind St. Louis in the NL Central.
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September 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
Houston Astro right-hander Roy Oswalt left Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs early after aggravating a strained groin. "Any time you have to deal with pain like that, you can't throw the ball where you want it," said Oswalt, who lasted only three innings and lost his first start since July 23. "It's a sharp pain. Once you get to the critical point where you release the ball, that's when it kicks in." Oswalt had missed his previous start after straining his groin Sept. 18 in San Francisco.
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February 23, 2004
Party of Five A look at the 2003 statistics of this season's starting rotation for the Houston Astros, with the addition of former New York Yankees Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte. The Astros open the season against Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants in Houston on April 5: No. 1 ROY OSWALT A 19-game winner in 2002, he was on the disabled list three times last season. -- IP W-L ERA SO BB 127.1 10-5 2.97 108 29 -- No. 2 ANDY PETTITTE Hometown boy signed a $31.5-million, three-year deal with the Astros in December.
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August 18, 2008 | From the Associated Press
HOUSTON -- Roy Oswalt gave up one hit in eight innings and struck out 10, outpitching Randy Johnson in the Houston Astros' 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Ty Wigginton hit a three-run home run against Johnson in the first inning, sending the Astros on their way to their ninth victory in 11 games. Arizona, which had won three consecutive games, fell into a tie with the Dodgers for first place in the National League West. Oswalt, who is 5-0 in his last seven starts, walked two and matched a season high for strikeouts.
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October 8, 2010 | Wire reports
The Houston Astros have exercised the 2012 option on the contract of Manager Brad Mills and added a club option for 2013. The Astros went 76-86 in Mills' first year as manager, including a terrible 17-34 start. But Houston went 59-52 after June 1 with a lineup that routinely included four rookies ? and without Roy Oswalt ( Phillies) or Lance Berkman (Yankees), who left in trades. General Manager Ed Wade said Friday that Mills has every quality needed to be a successful manager.
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April 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
Roy Oswalt pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10 to lead the Houston Astros to a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night at Houston. Oswalt (2-0) retired 17 of the final 18 batters and threw only 94 pitches. Only one Brewer baserunner, Scott Podsednik in the fourth inning, advanced past first base. He reached third after stealing two bases.
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May 30, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Roy Oswalt had offers from several teams during the off-season. But the three-time All-Star pitcher decided to wait until the right situation came along before committing to his 12th major league season. That situation arrived Tuesday, when the Texas Rangers -- the team with the best record in the American League -- agreed to a minor-league deal with the free-agent pitcher, who is expected to make his first start with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday before joining the Rangers' rotation within a few weeks.
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July 30, 2011
There's a reason that teams aren't excited about their players participating in the Home Run Derby. Entering the weekend, the eight hitters who participated in the All-Star weekend event had batted.266 in the second half, with terrible power numbers (six home runs in 368 at-bats). Robinson Cano , Adrian Gonzalez , Jose Bautista and Matt Holliday hadn't homered in a combined 187 at-bats. … Executives with other teams are puzzled by the Reds' unwillingness to deal Ramon Hernandez , who has been at the top of the Giants' wish list since the Carlos Beltran trade.
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July 1, 2011 | Mike DiGiovanna
Steve Hernandez was watching the April 9 game between triple-A Salt Lake and Reno on the Internet when Tyler Chatwood, the Angels' top pitching prospect, was replaced after one scoreless inning. Hernandez, who was Chatwood's coach at Redlands East Valley High, felt a knot in his stomach. Five years ago, Chatwood had elbow surgery that sidelined him for his sophomore season. "My first thought," Hernandez said, "was, 'Oh my God, what happened?' " A few hours later, Hernandez received a text message from Chatwood.
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October 20, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
That the San Francisco Giants erupted in joy after a walkoff victory on Wednesday was no surprise. The Giants are one victory from the World Series. The pitcher walking off the field in defeat, well, that was a surprise. Roy Oswalt, with 150 career victories and zero career saves, shuffled toward the visiting dugout, a losing relief pitcher enveloped in delirium. Relief pitcher? "This time of year, you've got to pitch," Oswalt said. "It doesn't matter. " Oswalt, one of the Philadelphia Phillies' three aces, won Game 2 of the National League championship series on Sunday.
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October 19, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
Barry Bonds bounded out of the dugout, skipping across the grass, throwing his arms toward the sky, blowing kisses to an adoring crowd. J.T. Snow preceded him onto the field, as did Shawon Dunston and Robb Nen. It was 2002 all over again, and we couldn't help thinking of Scott Spiezio. Spiezio drove a stake into the heart of San Francisco in that 2002 World Series, on behalf of the Angels. Bonds had two decades in the spotlight. Spiezio had a month. And now, with San Francisco six victories from its first World Series championship, the Giants have their own version of Spiezio, a guy by the name of Cody Ross.
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October 17, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Philadelphia The stop sign was up, but Roy Oswalt ran through it. "I kind of threw my hands up on the top of my head, like, 'Oh, no,' " said third base coach Sam Perlozzo, who signaled for Oswalt to not run home. But Oswalt made it, scoring the first of the Philadelphia Phillies' four runs in a decisive seventh inning that put them on their way to a 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.
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September 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
Roy Oswalt won his second straight game since coming off the disabled list as the Houston Astros preserved their one-game lead in the Central Division over the Chicago Cubs with a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday night at Houston. On the disabled list three times this season because of groin injuries, Oswalt (8-5) gave up only four hits in seven innings, outpitching Matt Morris. Jeff Bagwell provided Oswalt all the support he needed with his 35th homer in the fourth inning.
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August 24, 2002 | From Associated Press
Houston starter Roy Oswalt was suspended for five games Friday for throwing a pitch that hit Chicago's Alex Gonzalez on Aug. 12. Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline, said Oswalt intentionally threw at Gonzalez after Oswalt had been given a warning by umpires. Oswalt, who also was fined, was to start serving the suspension today. If the Players' Assn. appeals, the penalty would be delayed until after a hearing before Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer.
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October 8, 2010 | Wire reports
The Houston Astros have exercised the 2012 option on the contract of Manager Brad Mills and added a club option for 2013. The Astros went 76-86 in Mills' first year as manager, including a terrible 17-34 start. But Houston went 59-52 after June 1 with a lineup that routinely included four rookies ? and without Roy Oswalt ( Phillies) or Lance Berkman (Yankees), who left in trades. General Manager Ed Wade said Friday that Mills has every quality needed to be a successful manager.
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August 12, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
When Roy Oswalt visited Dodger Stadium earlier this year, he told Brad Ausmus that he had found a new way to grip his changeup. Oswalt informed his former catcher it was a swing-and-miss type of pitch. "I guess he wasn't lying," Ausmus said. Reinvented at 32 years old, Oswalt confounded the Dodgers with his changeup Wednesday night, pitching seven shutout innings in the Philadelphia Phillies' 2-0 victory at Citizens Bank Park. "He threw more changeups than I saw him throw in eight years," said Ausmus, who caught him when they were teammates on the Houston Astros.
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