Roy Oswalt had a hard time in his last start at Triple-A Round Rock. Last night he took it down a notch, pitching for Double-A Frisco. And the results were actually worse.
Oswalt allowed three runs on five hits and two walks over just 3 1/3 innings. He also threw a wild pitch. It took him 85 pitches to not even make it through the fourth inning.
Oswalt is scheduled to make one more minor league start. Anyone wanna try A-ball?
The New York Yankees have acquired reliever A.J. Cole from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations.
Cole was supposed to be the Nats’ fifth starter this year but that didn’t work out too well. He pitched in four games for the Nats, starting two, to the tune of a 13.06 ERA, having given up six home runs in 10.1 innings. That’s . . . something.
Don’t get too used to Cole on the New York roster, as this seems like one of those “give us an arm” for a couple of days deals, after which Cole will be DFA’d and will either accept an assignment to Scranton or be cut loose. Such is life at the fringes for a guy who is out of minor league options.