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Roy Oswalt learned of demotion to bullpen from media

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

The Roy Oswalt era in Texas is off to a less-than-stellar beginning. After being shelled by the Angels earlier this week, Oswalt's ERA now sits at 6.49. He's also given up an absurd 54 hits in 34 2/3 innings (14 H/9). Now, with the Rangers' deadline acquisition of Ryan Dempster, Oswalt has been demoted to the bullpen.

And he didn't even know about it until a media member told him. Check it out:

Ouch. Rough week for Roy. Then again, he and his family have about five million reasons to not regret the comeback.

Hat-tip: Hardball Talk

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