Oswalt (knee) signed a minor-league deal with the Giants on Thursday, Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America reports. Oswalt threw a total of 27.1 innings as a member of the Mets in 2021, 10.1 of which came with the big-league club. He managed an impressive 10:2 K:BB, but his next challenge will be proving that he has overcome knee inflammation that ended his season in early July. While he was unable to return to the big-league mound, Oswalt was in the midst of a rehab assignment at the close of the campaign, meaning it is likely that he will be healthy for spring training.
Oswalt (knee) cleared waivers and elected free agency Friday. Oswalt looked good in a tiny sample of 10.1 major-league innings for the Mets this season, allowing four runs while striking out 10 and walking just two. He hit the injured list with knee inflammation in early July and wound up missing the rest of the year, though he did return for some rehab appearances near the end of the season, which could help him earn what will probably be a minor-league deal over the winter.
Oswalt (knee) made his third rehab appearance with Low-A St. Lucie on Sunday, tossing two scoreless innings while allowing no hits and issuing one walk. Oswalt looks ready to return from the 60-day injured list, but it's unclear if the Mets plan on activating him before season's end. Even with the active roster having expanded to 28 men in September, the Mets may not be eager to make a corresponding 40-man roster move to clear a spot for a low-leverage reliever like Oswalt.
Oswalt (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Oswalt has been out for two weeks with what was originally called right knee inflammation. The issue is evidently serious enough to sideline him for at least 60 days, meaning he'll be ineligible to return until early September.
Oswalt was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with right knee inflammation, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports. The right-hander apparently suffered the injury during his start in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees. He took the loss after giving up three runs on four hits with four strikeouts and a walk across four frames, and he didn't appear to be dealing with an obvious injury. Regardless, Oswalt will head to the shelf and be eligible to rejoin the active roster coming out of the All-Star break July 16.