ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 23: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Minnesota Twins on August 23, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers right-hander Roy Oswalt has cleared waivers, and the club is talking to other clubs about a trade involving the veteran, reports T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. He lists the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals as potential trade partners:
The Rangers are talking to other clubs about pitcher Roy Oswalt and an industry source said a trade is "possible" before Friday’s deadline. The Dodgers and the Nationals are among contenders looking for starting pitching down the stretch.
Sullivan adds that at this time the Rangers "don’t know" if they will be able to complete a trade involving Oswalt, but Texas is saying there is a chance a deal occurs. In exchange for Oswalt, the Rangers would target utility infield help, according to Sullivan. However, he says Texas "would likely want more than that" for the veteran right-hander.
After signing with the Rangers in late-May, Oswalt has gone on to post an ERA of 5.94 over eleven appearances, including eight starts.
Should a team pursue Oswalt as a starting option down the stretch?