ESPNBoston.com reports through a source that Roy Oswalt hasn't made a decision on where to play in 2012 and said Wednesday that the Boston Red Sox still "had a great chance" to sign him. Part of the report:
In the interim, Oswalt also paid a visit to the Texas Rangers, so it appears that it remains a three-team contest among the Cardinals, Rangers and Red Sox. A Red Sox source confirmed Wednesday that the team had not abandoned hopes of signing Oswalt, indicating that the 34-year-old right-hander may have a better chance at a regular turn starting with the Sox than with the other two clubs, both of whom appear to have filled their rotations. The Cardinals and Rangers, however, have the advantage of being closer to Oswalt's Mississippi home, the Red Sox source said. Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, had been quoted Saturday as saying that Oswalt would not take a bullpen job. "I'm not sure anybody but (Oswalt), his family and his agent know what he's going to do,'' the Red Sox source said.