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Nolan Ryan: Rotation Issues Could Affect Roy Oswalt's Preparation

Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan was in Round Rock to watch Roy Oswalt pitch on Sunday.

Oswalt gave up two runs over six innings in what was the best of his four minor league starts. Ryan said the ideal situation would be to have Oswalt make two more starts in the minors, but the Rangers are having some issues with the rotation, which could change plans.

From the Dallas Morning News:

"There wasn't a wow factor, but he used both sides of the plate," Ryan said. "He threw strikes. He wasn't as sharp as he can be, but he wasn't wild. Ideally, if this was spring training, he'd have two more starts and be ready. But given the circumstances, we'll just have to review everything."

Over four starts on two teams in the minors this year, Oswalt has allowed 20 hits and 10 earned runs.

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