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08:16 AM ET 05.30 | Scott Feldman played the role of lame-duck starter Tuesday on a day that Texas lost -- but also won Roy Oswalt. [The Rangers] came to terms with Oswalt on Tuesday on a minor league deal that could end up putting at least $4 million in his pockets as he takes over for Neftali Feliz. Oswalt must pass a physical Thursday for the deal to be official, and he is expected to start Saturday at Triple A Round Rock. He has been working out at his home in Mississippi while waiting for a team in need of a starter to come calling. The three-time All-Star could be ready to join the Rangers the weekend of June 22-24, though club officials won't put a timetable on his debut. But they expect him to be more effective than Feldman.

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May 30, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Given how Feldman has performed since he took over for Feliz, Oswalt being more effective is certainly not a stretch.

May 30, 2012  08:30 AM ET

Somebody said he'd sign with the highest bidder - Nope - guess he really liked Texas.....

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May 30, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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Timetable:June 22-24 meets up with Rangers teammatesJuly 1st goes on DL list

I heard he tweaked his back signing the contract................

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May 30, 2012  10:09 AM ET

Texas needed to do something. Feldman has been a flop as a starter, they aren't swinging the bats like they were in April and the Angels have won eight straight.

I'm not sure Roy Oh-my-back Oswalt is the answer, though.

May 30, 2012  10:18 AM ET

Looks like the new launching pad is Texas. Maybe they can work their magic on Ole Roy and then he can get new tires for that tractor of his.

May 30, 2012  10:42 AM ET
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Timetable:June 22-24 meets up with Rangers teammatesJuly 1st goes on DL list

If his back willl hold up through the All Star break, we can reverse the situation and have Feliz replace him in the rotation.

May 30, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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Given how Feldman has performed since he took over for Feliz, Oswalt being more effective is certainly not a stretch.

Beating by the Mariners fresh on your mind?

May 30, 2012  10:49 AM ET
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Texas looks determined to make it back to the World Series. This move is one step of that process.

remains to be seen if an oft injured pitcher will make it that far or contribute enough. but it does show that the rangers are willing to pay for a gamble.

May 30, 2012  12:37 PM ET

......rangers continue to only one need as we approach the half yr mark.....that is, they need a utility of bat from right side.....that deal will get done mid year..... bullpen will be the best in the history of mlb if feliz and feldman both return......sp is not on level of some others, but good enough to rank 3rd in al....seem will positioned for another run...

May 30, 2012  01:12 PM ET
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......rangers continue to only one need as we approach the half yr mark.....that is, they need a utility of bat from right side.....that deal will get done mid year..... bullpen will be the best in the history of mlb if feliz and feldman both return......sp is not on level of some others, but good enough to rank 3rd in al....seem will positioned for another run...

1/4 of the season in and we're now declaring the Rangers bullpen as the best in baseball history? Let's see how they hold up in that Texas heat in July and August.

May 30, 2012  01:13 PM ET
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remains to be seen if an oft injured pitcher will make it that far or contribute enough. but it does show that the rangers are willing to pay for a gamble.

Not that they need a 5th starter in the postseason anyway.

May 30, 2012  01:49 PM ET
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1/4 of the season in and we're now declaring the Rangers bullpen as the best in baseball history? Let's see how they hold up in that Texas heat in July and August.

look at his name ... should tell you all you need to know ...
and this is from a Ranger fan ...

May 30, 2012  01:50 PM ET

and Oswalt is not the answer ...

May 30, 2012  02:53 PM ET
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and Oswalt is not the answer ...

what was the question?

 
May 31, 2012  12:04 AM ET

How did this guy pass a physical???

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