Red Sox, Cardinals again “reaching out” to Roy Oswalt

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FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday in the first part of his weekly “Full Count” video that the Red Sox and Cardinals are among the teams with renewed interest in free agent Roy Oswalt.

The 34-year-old righty has been throwing regular bullpen sessions in anticipation of joining a team at some point this summer. Whether he’s ready to sign now or wants to continue waiting remains to be seen, and probably depends largely on the size of the contract offers he’s currently receiving.

Boston’s need is obvious given the team’s troubling 4-10 record and last-ranked 6.68 staff ERA.

And with Chris Carpenter still out indefinitely, the Cardinals also make sense as a landing spot.

Oswalt registered a 3.69 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 93/33 K/BB ratio in 139 innings last season for the Phillies.