Pitcher Oswalt ends 13-year career

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After 13 major league seasons, pitcher Roy Oswalt decided to retire on Tuesday.

The three-time All-Star ended his career with the Colorado Rockies, pitching in nine games (including six starts) and posting a 0-6 record with an 8.63 ERA.

The 36-year-old Oswald compiled a 163-102 career record with a 3.36 ERA in 2,245 1/3 innings spanning 365 games with the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers and Rockies. His 150 wins from 2001 to 2010 led the majors.

Injuries took their toll on Oswalt the past few seasons, leading to a decrease in velocity, and he could not find any teams interesting in signing him for the 2014 season.

The right-hander finished third in the National League Cy Young Award voting in 2004. He won 20 games in each of the 2004 and 2005 seasons. He also was named the MVP of the National League Championship Series in 2005.

Oswalt plans to work as a vice president of baseball operations for RMG Baseball with Bob Garber, his former agent.
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