Roy Oswalt Rehabs With ‘Riders
For many of our readers, Roy Oswalt needs no introduction. He’s a known name throughout Texas mainly because of pitching for the Astros and now progressing through the Rangers organization. We’ll take a brief look back at the career of tonight’s man on the mound.
Oswalt was drafted by the Houston Astros in 1996 and worked up through the minors. He made his Major League debut on May 6, 2001 and was a staple of the Astros’ starting rotation up until July 2010. During July, Oswalt was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for J.A. Happ, Anthony Gose, and Jonathan Villar.
Over the course of two seasons with the Phillies, Oswalt posted a record of 16 wins and 11 losses. After the 2011 season, he became a free agent after the Phillies declined his option. On May 29, Oswalt signed a minor league contract with the Rangers. Since then, he has made two starts for Triple-A Round Rock before starting tonight for Frisco.
In his first start with Round Rock on June 2, Oswalt faced the Albuquerque Isotopes. He pitched for two innings allowing three hits while walking one and striking out one. His second start was on June 7 against the Omaha Storm Chasers. He pitched for four innings allowing six hits and five earned runs while walking one and striking out four.
Tonight Oswalt is making his third minor league start and first Texas League start. He will be facing the Midland RockHounds. Here’s a quick look at his bullpen session before the game.
Story by Jarah Wright
Video shot by Michael Damman