Former Battle Cats pitcher Oswalt retires

RHP Roy Oswalt announced his retirement from playing baseball today. He reportedly will work with his agent, Bob Garber.

Oswalt amassed a 163-102 record with a 3.36 ERA and 1,852 strikeouts during his 13-year major-league career. He played in the Midwest League in 1999 as a member of the now-defunct Michigan Battle Cats, going 13-4 with a 4.46 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 151.1 IP. His Battle Cats teammates included LHP Johan Santana (8-8, 4.66 ERA, 150 Ks in 160.1 IP), RHP Tim Redding (8-6, 4.97 ERA, 14 saves, 141 Ks in 105 IP) and INF Aaron Miles (.317, 10 HR, 71 RBI, 17 SB in 112 games).

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