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Oswalt (2-6) asks Astros for trade

Updated: May 22, 2010, 11:25 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Astros ace Roy Oswalt wants out of Houston.

General manager Ed Wade said Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, contacted owner Drayton McLane earlier this week to make the request. When asked if it was a request or a demand, Wade said that distinction didn't matter.

"Roy's contract has a no-trade clause, not a trade-me clause," Wade said. "There is no rule that allows a player in his contract status to demand a trade. So demand, request, hold your breath until you turn blue, it's ...

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