News abounds from the Texas Rangers' bullpen on Tuesday, as the move to trade for Chicago Cubs ace Ryan Dempster means that reclamation project Roy Oswalt will move to the bullpen from a starter's role, where he's struggled since returning to the majors:
— Richard Durrett (@espn_durrett) July 31, 2012
#Rangers Roy Oswalt moving to bullpenwith Dempster move.
11 years removed from his last role as a reliever, Oswalt has struggled since being brought to Texas in 2012. In his last start on Monday, Oswalt gave up three home runs and eight runs overall to the Angels for the Rangers. That pushed his season ERA to 6.49. The Rangers announced in late May they'd signed Oswalt, who had been out of baseball since last season due to chronic back problems.