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Roy Oswalt will make his Rockies debut Thursday

Jun 18, 2013, 5:35 PM EST

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As expected the Rockies announced that Roy Oswalt will be called up from the minors to start Thursday against the Nationals.

Oswalt, who signed a minor-league deal with Colorado last month, posted a 2.16 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio in 33 innings spread over five starts at Double-A to convince the Rockies he was ready to return to the majors at age 36.

He tossed 8.1 shutout innings Friday and Washington a pretty favorable first matchup, as only the Marlins have scored fewer runs per game than the Nationals among NL teams this season. Oswalt’s last victory as a big-league starter came on July 17 of last year.

  1. spellingcops - Jun 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    So does this mean Jeff Francis can finally be demoted?

    • jwbiii - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:17 PM

      Jeff Francis isn’t a guy you demote. Jeff Francis is a guy you release.

  2. vapor54 - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    Just a few years ago, Oswalt was an ace. Tough Rox debut against the hot Jays.

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