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Roy Oswalt cleared to begin rehab assignment Wednesday

Jul 24, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

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According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Phillies right-hander Roy Oswalt has been given clearance to make his first minor league rehab start Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Oswalt has been on the disabled list since the end of June with a bulging disc in his lower back. He threw a successful bullpen session on Friday and told reporters that he felt like he could return to the major leagues after just one minor league rehab outing. Our guess is the first-place Phillies will play it safe and have him make two rehab appearances.

Oswalt, 33, had a 3.79 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 42/18 K/BB ratio this season through 71 1/3 innings (13 starts). He’s going to play a major role for Philadelphia down the stretch and into the postseason.

  1. macjacmccoy - Jul 25, 2011 at 7:27 AM

    DON DON DONNNNNN .!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 25, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    oswalt=career over

    • mercyflush - Jul 25, 2011 at 9:28 AM

      dirtyharry = obsessed with the Phillies.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 25, 2011 at 2:27 PM

        i wouldnt say obsessed, i just hate their fans, nothing personal

    • mojosmagic - Jul 25, 2011 at 10:30 AM

      And your career never started. Loser.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 25, 2011 at 2:30 PM

        Thats up for debate but what isnt is at least mine isnt over like roy boy’s.

  3. nickynick04 - Jul 25, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Go Ironpigs !

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