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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Washington likes Roy Oswalt, but GM will decide

By Richard Durrett

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, appearing on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Ben & Skin Show, was asked if he wanted Roy Oswalt to join the club assuming the scouting reports were good on him now that Neftali Feliz could be out until possibly the All-Star break with a sprained ligament in his right elbow.

"If you put it like that, I would say yes, but I think (general manager) Jon Daniels and them will decide," Washington said. "Oswalt has to want to come to Texas and we have to get him ready. The guy is a quality pitcher. But I'm more than certain there are other teams trying to do the same things. When you put it the way you put it and I had to give you a yes or no, I'd say yes."

Washington was asked about Feliz's long-term role. Feliz made the transition from closer to starter this season.

"The main thing is trying to get him healthy and if we get him healthy, we'll make that decision as we get near him coming back," Washington said. "Right now, we want to make sure every fifth day when his spot comes up we can handle it and go out there and compete."