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MLB Rumors: Roy Oswalt Open To One-Year Contract, Washington Nationals Interested, According To Reports

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that interest in free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt is picking up now that he has told teams he only wants a one-year contract. The Washington Times' Amanda Comak tweets that she looks for the Washington Nationals' interest in the former Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros pitcher to remain with the news.

The 34-year old veteran is coming off 9-10 record with the Phillies in 2011. He posted a 3.69 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 139.0 innings pitched and battled a back injury for much of the second half of the season.

In 2010, his last full season, Oswalt went 13-13 with a 2.76 ERA and 193 strikeouts in 32 starts between the Astros and Phillies. His last contract was a five-year deal with the Astros that payed him $71 million.

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