The Boston Red Sox have been talking to Roy Oswalt off and on this winter, but it doesn't appear that a deal will be made.
A major-league source to the Boston Herald says that there is "no sense of progress" in the talks between the two sides.
The paper notes that Bobby Valentine is feeling fine with the current rotation, which consists of Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz and likely Daniel Bard and Alfredo Aceves.
"I'm comfortable until I'm not comfortable," Valentine said, according to the Herald. "I like the people we have coming to camp. If nothing changes, if all I can deal with is their past, it's probably not enough. But the world champions evolved as the season went on last year. The American League champions evolved as the year went on. Why should I think that we should see a finished product now?"
Oswalt went 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA and two stints on the disabled list with a hurting back last year for the Philadelphia Phillies.