Former Phillies starting pitcher Roy Oswalt will retire from porfessional baseball according to reports. The right-hander pitched for the Phillies in 2010 and 2011 after pitching for the Houston Astros from 2001-2010 where he was a three-time All Star selection. He will reportedly sign a one-day contract with the Astros to retire with the team he spent the bulk of his career with.
Oswalt, 36, was acquired by the Phillies from the Astros on July 29th, 2010 in exchange for J.A. Happ, Anthony Gose, and Jonathan Villar. After coming to Philadelphia, he was arguably the Phillies most consistent pitcher for the latter half of the season going 7-1 with a 1.74 ERA and a 0.895 WHIP. In a season and a half in Philadelphia, Oswalt went 16-11 with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.
In 13 Major League seasons, Oswalt was 163-102 with a 3.36 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP while taking home the 2005 NLCS MVP honors as a member of the Astros.
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