Reports: Veteran hurler Roy Oswalt retires

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Arlington, TX, United States (4E Sports) – After struggling with injuries the past two years, veteran hurler Roy Oswalt has retired, according to multiple media reports.

The 36-year-old Oswalt won 163 games while posting a 3.36 career ERA over the course of 13 seasons with the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers and the Colorado Rockies.

A three-time All-Star, Oswalt also finished in the top five of National League Cy Young Award balloting five times.

Oswalt went 0-6 with an 8.63 ERA in nine games (six starts) with the Rockies last season, one year after posting a 5.80 mark in 17 games (nine starts) with the Rangers.

Before that, however, he was one of the NL’s most dominant starting pitchers while with the Astros and Phillies, going 159-93 with a 3.21 ERA in his first 11 seasons.

He twice won 20 games, including in 2005 while helping lead the Astros to the World Series, where they lost to the White Sox.

In 2010, Oswalt was traded to the Phillies, whom he led to the NLCS with a 7-1 record and a 1.74 ERA.

Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved
About the Author

Leave a Reply