Pitcher Roy Oswalt was scratched from the Texas Rangers lineup on Monday due to stiffness in his lower back. He injured his back during a routine bullpen session on Sunday. The 34-year-old right-hander had been undergoing treatment and received an anti-inflammatory injection.
The plan was to have him go through another bullpen session on Friday and according to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, the session went well and Oswalt feels he's ready to go:
#Rangers Roy Oswalt threw around 50 pitches in bullpen and said he feels good. Back is fine. Ready for Monday.— Richard Durrett (@espn_durrett) July 27, 2012
Oswalt is currently 3-1 in five starts with the Rangers this season and has an ERA of 5.22 on the season.
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