According to a major league source, the Red Sox kept in touch with Roy Oswalt's representatives since the start of the season, but never made an offer to the free agent pitcher over that time span. The Sox had made an offer to the righty prior to the season.
It has been reported by multiple outlets Tuesday that Oswalt has agreed to terms with the Texas Rangers on a one-year deal that will pay the 34-year-old a guaranteed $5 million, along with the potential to earn another $1 million in incentives.
Oswalt went 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA for the Phillies last season and owns a 159-93 record in 11 major-league seasons. The Red Sox were among several clubs rumored to be in the mix to sign Oswalt, who has pitched in the National League during his entire career. Oswalt reportedly worked out for the Sox last week, though it was believed by most that the Rangers and Cardinals were always the favorites to land the right-hander.
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