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:
Asked about moving to the bullpen after— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) July 31, 2012
#Rangers batting practice, Roy Oswalt said: "I don't know. That's the first I've heard about it."
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