Roy Oswalt Interested in Return to Phillies
Would you take him back?
Roy Oswalt wrote on his Twitter account on Monday that he would "love to come back to Philly."
Oswalt, 35, posted a 5.80 ERA in 17 appearances last season with the Rangers but had a nice 59/11 K/BB ratio over 59 frames, but also tweeted on Monday that he's feeling better than at any point since 2010.
The tweets came at an interesting time, as his former teammate and current Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay had just struggled through his start against the Mets.
Halladay flat out couldn't put hitters away. He allowed six hits (including a three-run homer by John Buck), three walks and hit a batter. He he gave up three straight hits to begin the fifth inning and was finally lifted for reliever Chad Durbin. This is the first time Halladay has allowed five or more runs in consecutive starts since joining the Phillies. It's also the first time that he has gone four innings or fewer in back-to-back starts since 2004. His ERA sits at 14.73 through two starts.
Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, told Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors.com back in spring training that his client has been working out on the Mississippi State campus and is "waiting for the right offer from a contender."
Garber also said the veteran right-hander would be willing to pitch in late-inning relief in some cases, though he prefers to start.
So Phillies fans are you interested in bringing back Oswalt?