After a few days of tweeting, that included my question about his restaurant (assuming he would be working in the restaurant full-time these days...
@frankklose 44 oz porterhouse— Roy Oswalt's Website (@royoswalt44net) May 2, 2013
Roy Oswalt has signed:
#Rockies have agreed to terms on a Minor League contract w/ 3-time All-Star Roy Oswalt. Oswalt will report to Extended Spring.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 2, 2013
Yes, the same Colorado Rockies who in recent years have given opportunities to Adam Eaton and then Jamie Moyer will give Oswalt a chance to show he can pitch in the major leagues.
2012 was not a good year for Oswalt, who went 4-3 with a 5.80 ERA. The signing reportedly was a point of contention between Rangers President Nolan Ryan and General Manager Jon Daniels. Quite possibly Oswalt's failure may have contributed to Ryan's reduced role with the club.
Lifetime, Oswalt is 163-96 with a 3.28 ERA.