Report: Roy Oswalt Now Open to Playing Anywhere, Eyeing Possible June Return When His Kids Are Out of School

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Report: Roy Oswalt Now Open to Playing Anywhere, Eyeing Possible June Return When His Kids Are Out of SchoolRoy Oswalt was one of the most prolific hurlers on the open market when the MLB offseason began. Now, five months later, the three-time All-Star is still without a new home.

The 34-year-old righty has reportedly drawn plenty of interest, including from the Red Sox, but he hasn't yet received a suitable offer.

Oswalt is now telling teams he'll play anywhere, though, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. This news is a deviation from previous reports, which indicated that Oswalt was focused on pitching close to his Mississippi home.

Crasnick reports that Oswalt is eyeing a June return, which is when the pitcher's kids get out of school. It could also be a time when there's even more interset in the right-hander, as contending teams could be dealing with injuries or other unforeseen issues.

Oswalt is coming off an injury-plagued campaign with the Phillies in 2011 in which he went 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA in 23 starts. However, he's a proven starter, finishing in the top five for Cy Young voting on five separate occasions.

A 20-game winner twice in his career, Oswalt is 159-93 with a 3.21 ERA in 339 games (326 starts) over the course of 11 big-league seasons.

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