Arlington, TX – The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with free-agent hurler Roy Oswalt on a minor league contract, pending the passing of a physical.
First reported by the Dallas Morning News earlier on Tuesday, the two-time defending AL champs made the announcement official later in the evening, saying that Oswalt is expected to report to Triple-A Round Rock some time this weekend.
The 34-year-old right-hander went 9-10 with a 3.69 earned run average in 23 starts last season for the 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.
For his career, the native of Mississippi has gone 159-93 with a 3.21 ERA in 339 appearances, all but 13 of them starts, for Houston (2001-10) and Philadelphia (2010-11).