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Roy Oswalt Reportedly Declines To Pitch Third Inning Of Relief Against Royals

Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt pitched two scoreless innings in Texas' 7-6 loss on Sunday to the Royals and reportedly declined to return to the mound for a third inning according to manager Ron Washington.

"He said he couldn't go any further," manager Ron Washington said. "He said he had enough."

Oswalt was not available after the game to discuss the report but was reportedly not happy about being moved to the bullpen after six starts this season. On the season Oswalt has a 3-2 record but a 6.49 ERA. After acquiring Ryan Dempster from the Cubs there doesn't appear to be any room for a return to the rotation by Oswalt.

His future going forward is uncertain and it will be interesting to hear what Oswalt has to say about the report.

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