On Tuesday, the news that Rangers’ pitcher Roy Oswalt had cleared waivers surfaced, meaning the veteran starter turned less-than-content reliever can be traded. Oswalt is well aware of this, of course, and has resigned himself to doing whatever the team eventually directs him to do.
“I have no control over that,” Oswalt said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I just do what they tell me do to.”
Oswalt acknowledged Tuesday that there’s a good chance he could be left off the team’s postseason roster--if he’s still with the team, at that point, that is. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox have been floated out there as potential trade destinations for the veteran.
As for now, Oswalt still sounds less than happy that he was moved to the role of reliever. He said this week that, had he known he would wind up in the Texas bullpen, he may have reconsidered signing with the reigning American League Champs.
“If they were up front, it would have been a little different situation,” Oswalt said. “This kind of caught me by surprise. But that’s water under the bridge.”