ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers right-hander Roy Oswalt received a cortisone injection in his lower back from a doctor in Houston on Monday and the club expects he'll make his next start after being skipped this time through the rotation.
General manager Jon Daniels said Oswalt told the club before he signed that his back would do this from time to time and that his pattern has been to get the injection and skip a start.
"I just wanted to hear it was the same deal," Daniels said. "Roy told us to expect that he'd miss one start and be ready to go. The diagnosis is consistent with what he's had in the past, so we think he'll be ready to go."
Oswalt is 3-1 with a 5.22 ERA in five starts for the Rangers this season. He's pitched 29 1/3 innings since he made his first start with the club in June.
His next start could come this weekend against the Chicago White Sox.
Clint Foster is a contributor to ESPNDallas.com.