After the New York Yankees spruced up their rotation over the weekend by adding Hiroki Kuroda and Michael Pineda, the pressure is on the Boston Red Sox to fix up their own rotation, which currently consists of Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Daniel Bard and an unnamed fifth starter.
According to Fox Sports, the Sox have "maintained dialogue" with the representatives for Roy Oswalt in recent days.
Oswalt, of course, has spent the last season and a half playing for the Philadelphia Phillies. This past year, he compiled a record of 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 139 innings pitched.
He also went on the disabled list twice, which concerns the Sox, Fox reports, along with the fact that it isn't clear how well the 34-year-old would adapt to the American League after playing in the National League for his entire career.
"The Yankees did well by waiting out Kuroda," one National League exec told Fox, referring to the one-year, $10 million deal Kuroda signed. "The Red Sox could do the same with Oswalt."