Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday that
Roy Oswalt will make his season debut on Friday against the Colorado Rockies.
The 34-year-old right-hander signed a minor league contract with Texas on May
29 and went 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA in four starts between Triple-A Round Rock and
Oswalt pitched to a 9-10 record with a 3.69 earned run average in 23 starts
last season for the Philadelphia Phillies. He spent time on the disabled list
on two occasions -- April 27-May 15 and June 24-August 6 -- for inflammation
in his lower back.
Friday will be his first MLB appearance since allowing five runs over six
innings in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in last year's National League
Oswalt sports a 159-93 career record with a 3.21 ERA in 339 games (326
starts) with the Houston Astros (2001-10) and Phillies (2010-11).
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