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08:28 AM ET 06.18 | Good news, Rangers fans. Right-hander Roy Oswalt, heading for a return to the majors with the Texas Rangers, had his longest minor-league outing yet on Sunday night. Oswalt went six innings, allowing six hits and two runs, for Triple-A Round Rock against Oklahoma City (Houston.) Oswalt threw 100 pitches. This marked the first time Oswalt had worked more than four innings in four minor-league outings. General manager Jon Daniels said the club will review Oswalt's outing before determining the next step. His next turn would come up on Friday. Right-hander Justin Grimm, who won his major-league debut on Saturday against Houston, could also make that start.

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June 18, 2012  08:48 AM ET

This a no brainer if you are the GM. Who starts on Friday a man making millions in the minors or a rookie probably making rookie pay in the bigs.

June 18, 2012  09:09 AM ET

That's one small step for a 23-year-old, one giant leap for Roy Oswalt.

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June 18, 2012  12:28 PM ET

On the other hand, as good as Grimm's start was, and as uncertain as Oswald's stamina still is, I could see them pushing Oswald's start back a day and giving the other starters (Lewis, Darvish, Harrison) who are doing well another day's rest. Apparently Feliz will NOT return to the rotation when he gets of the DL.

June 18, 2012  12:38 PM ET

He's no Andy Pettit, but I guess he'll do!

June 18, 2012  12:53 PM ET

This is making no sense to me. Colby Lewis should be starting on Friday. That would be his normal day to pitch as he pitched Sunday night.

June 18, 2012  02:15 PM ET

Wash has regularly been giving the starters a day or so extra rest since late May -- keep 'em fresh for October.

June 18, 2012  03:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This a no brainer if you are the GM. Who starts on Friday a man making millions in the minors or a rookie probably making rookie pay in the bigs.

Did you see Grimm pitch? That was one vicious 12-to-6 curve , there. We like kids in Texas. If and when , he'll be replacing Feldman. Ogando goes back to the pen. Grimm probably goes when Feliz comes back , but it won't be for long.

 
June 19, 2012  06:09 AM ET

With numbers like that, sounds like he is ready to go DOWN to AA..... No one wants Philly trash...

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