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Roy Oswalt aims to join Rangers or Cardinals?

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Free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt turned down an offer from the Detroit Tigers recently and has been pursued by the Boston Red Sox, but he's finally settled on the two teams that he might actually sign with, according to Fox Sports.

The two teams just happen to be the ones that just faced off in the World Series, the site notes: the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals.

The Rangers already have an overstuffed rotation but are thought to be the favorite, Fox reports. It likely doesn't hurt that Oswalt is pals with team president Nolan Ryan and pitching coach Mike Maddux, the site notes. The Cardinals also don't have room in their rotation for Oswalt right now and the two sides aren't even in contact, Fox reports. Other teams that have expressed interest include the Washington Nationals, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers.

The 34-year-old Oswalt went 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA for the Philadelphia Phillies last season but also had two stints on the disabled list with back problems.

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