It's easy to forget that Roy Oswalt is only 36 years old, as the righty debuted with the Astros way back in 2001. Oswalt definitely intends to pitch in the Majors in 2014, MLBTR has learned. Unlike in years past, Oswalt intends to sign during the offseason and fully participate in spring training.
A source tells MLBTR that while Oswalt prefers starting, he's open to a late inning relief role. In fact, he's already been approached by multiple teams about that possibility. Though Oswalt has struggled the last few seasons, it appears he is seeking a Major League deal.
Oswalt signed a minor league contract with the Rockies in May of this year, working at extended spring training and then making six starts in the minors before returning to the Majors in June. A hamstring strain cost him about two months. Though he posted solid peripheral stats, Oswalt was done in by 49 hits in 32 1/3 innings, resulting in an 8.63 ERA.