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Roy Oswalt is at least a few weeks from joining the Rockies

May 3, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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Troy Renck of the Denver Post has some details on the Rockies’ plans for Roy Oswalt after signing the 35-year-old right-hander to a minor-league deal yesterday.

According to Renck he’ll head to extended spring training and “is scheduled to make two or three starts there before probably going to Double-A Tulsa for more work.” Assuming he makes at least two starts at Double-A that would seemingly mean Oswalt is no fewer than three weeks from potentially joining the Rockies.

It’s also possible that they decide not to call him up at all, of course, but Renck notes that the Rockies were impressed by Oswalt’s recent throwing session and he’s been throwing “intense bullpen sessions” on his own to stay in shape.

  1. historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Drillers game!

  2. hushbrother - May 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Oswalt has done this each of the last three years – remained unsigned through he first month or two of the season, waited for some desperate team to make him an offer, and then “rehabbed” (from what I don’t know) for a long stretch until he got called up. If the pattern holds, he will now pitch crappily for the team that signed him.

    If Oswalt is still truly a major league caliber pitcher he should be getting employment opportunities more secure than just serving as an annual crapshoot for pitching starved teams.

  3. makeham98 - May 3, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Larry Anderson went off on Oswalt during last night’s Phillies game. Hilarious. “Let the buyer beware” would be a huge understatement.

  4. beefytrout - May 3, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    “Renck notes that the Rockies were impressed by Oswalt’s recent throwing session”

    yeah, my practice swings on the golf course usually look and feel decent.

    Once I get an actual ball in front of me, it’s either high and right or low and slow.

    • gloccamorra - May 3, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      By a strange coincidence, those are Oswalt’s bread and butter pitches!

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