Rockies Sign Oswalt To Minor League Deal


The Colorado Rockies made a statement by signing veteran right-handed pitcher Roy Oswalt yesterday. They are serious about their contention for a title this season.

The club inked the three-time All-Star starter to a minor league deal on Thursday. Oswalt will report to extended spring training in Scottsdale, Arizona to begin preparing for what he and the club hope to be a run in Colorado’s Major League rotation.

Reports indicate that Oswalt will be assigned to Double-A Tulsa to begin the progression toward the big leagues.

Oswalt, now 35, is 163-96 in 12 seasons with a career 3.28 earned run average. He is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA in five starts at Coors Field, the park where the Rockies call home.

He last played for the Texas Rangers in 2012, where he appeared in 17 games (nine starts), compiling a 4-3 record with a 5.80 ERA.

About Matthew George

Matthew George graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a bachelor of science in journalism. He spent three years writing sports for the Kentucky Kernel, the university's daily paper, and served as assistant sports editor. After undergrad, Matthew attended Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University where he earned his juris doctorate. He is now admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana.

One thought on “Rockies Sign Oswalt To Minor League Deal

  1. The Rockies have been on a slight skid, at one point recently losing 7 of their last 8 games. I’m not sure this move will help.

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