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Cards closing in on Roy Oswalt?

Updated: January 28, 2012, 4:15 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt has elected to remain in the National League and is likely to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals "soon," a major league source said late Friday night.

Presumably, any agreement would be pending a physical for Oswalt, who has a history of back problems.

"It's not yet 100 percent," the source said.

On Saturday, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak wrote in an email to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, "These are just rumors, and nothing more."

Oswalt, one of the ...

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