Free agent starter Roy Oswalt is looking for a team an intends to sign sometime this week, but it won’t be with the Yankees. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Yankees are not in the mix among the interested teams.
The Yankees starting rotation has been struggling and are currently in 11th place in the American League with a 5.07 ERA. Still, they just got Andy Pettitte back and have other options if they wanted to change up the rotation a bit. Freddy Garcia is still in the ‘pen, as is David Phelps and D.J. Mitchell is ready in Triple-A whenever they need him.
After initially seeking a three-year deal during the offseason, Oswalt found it hard to find anybody who was interested in him even on a one-year deal and ultimately didn’t sign with anybody. With the Phillies last season he had a 3.69 ERA, a 6.0 K/9, and a 2.1 BB/9 in 23 starts and 139 innings. A back problem kept the Yankees from having much interest during the offseason.