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Roy Oswalt Injury Update: Veteran Right-Hander Says His Back Feels Fine

Roy Oswalt was scratched from the lineup earlier in the week with a back injury, but after receiving treatment, the 34-year-old feels he's ready to get back on the mound.

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 22: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 22, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 22: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 22, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
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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:

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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