Roy Oswalt Rumors: Cardinals Haven't Reached Out to Oswalt

We’ve reached the end of another month and veteran starting pitcher Roy Oswalt remains a free agent.  Last week we heard that the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals had reached out to Oswalt.  While the Red Sox could still hold interest in the right-hander, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he is currently happy with his starting rotation.

Mozeliak said that when he looks at his club and “how things are going”, he can’t see a reason why the Cardinals are going to need to go outside the organization to acquire a pitcher.  While Mozeliak admitted that things remain “fluid” as with any team, he said that right now St. Louis’s starting rotation “looks good”.

Without ace Chris Carpenter, the Cardinals have turned to young right-hander Lance Lynn.  The 24-year-old has won each of his first four starts while maintaining an ERA and WHIP of 1.33 and 0.815.

Beyond Lynn, Mozeliak is happy with how pitchers are producing in the Cardinals upper-minors, especially former first round pick Shelby Miller.

For these reasons it doesn’t appear that the Cardinals are likely to sign Oswalt anytime soon.  Things could certainly change, but for the time being the Red Sox seem a much more likely suitor for the veteran free agent.

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Tags: Chris Carpenter Lance Lynn Roy Oswalt Shelby Miller St Louis Cardinals

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