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Roy Oswalt likely to make Rockies debut Thursday

Jun 17, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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Six weeks after signing Roy Oswalt to a minor-league contract the Rockies look ready to add him to their rotation, with Troy Renck of the Denver Post reporting that a Thursday debut seems likely for the 35-year-old right-hander.

Oswalt made five starts in the minors, throwing 33 innings with a 2.16 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio at Double-A, where he was just named the Texas League pitcher of the week. He held opponents to a .211 batting average, but did serve up five homers in five starts.

Oswalt’s most recent outing was 8.1 innings of shutout ball Friday with seven strikeouts versus one walk. If he does start Thursday for the Rockies it’ll be against the Nationals, in Washington.

  1. insidefastball - Jun 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Fully expect him to get clobbered in Colorado and released within a month or so. He looked done in Texas last year and really wasn’t even effective coming out of the pen.

    • knowlegeforyou - Jun 17, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      I agree, it’s like Lowe signing a minor league deal next year and people hoping for 2005 Lowe

  2. southpaw2k - Jun 17, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    I didn’t even know the Rockies had signed him to a minor league deal. Kinda sad to see him fall so hard from being one of the best pitchers in baseball around 2005/2006.

    • jeffa43 - Jun 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      One of the best in ball from 2002 to 2011…. Dominating to say the least.

    • mc1439 - Jun 17, 2013 at 4:08 PM

      It’s not like he fell that hard. Even when with the Rangers his periphials were still solidish, but the results weren’t always great. Ranger fans just wanted a scapegoat for their lazy collapse. (Hamilton, Oswalt, Washington)

  3. tcostant - Jun 17, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Great set up for the Rocks, since the Nationals can’t hit!@

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