Rangers: Oswalt is a reliever right now
Roy Oswalt wants to start. The Rangers understand that. But they are still going to keep him in the bullpen. Assistant general manager Thad Levine said the club has talked to Oswalt about his desire to start but made it clear to him that he will be used out of the bullpen. Levine declined to say if Oswalt has asked to be traded.
Oswalt pitched two innings on Sunday and then was asked if he could keep pitching in a tie game. Oswalt said he was done.
Oswalt declined to comment on the situation Monday afternoon at Fenway Park.
Levine also said the Rangers are still trying to work out a trade for catcher Yorvit Torrealba, who was designated for assignment last week. They thought they had something with the Nationals until they acquired Kurt Suzuki from the A’s.