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.