Now Commenting On:

Weiss feels Oswalt signing was wise decision

Weiss feels Oswalt signing was wise decision play video for Weiss feels Oswalt signing was wise decision

DENVER -- Rockies manager Walt Weiss applauded the organization's move to sign veteran three-time All-Star Roy Oswalt, a right-hander who is working at extended spring training and most likely will join Double-A Tulsa before slotting into the Rockies' rotation.

Oswalt, 35, is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA in five career starts at Coors Field, so his pitching style is proven not to be affected by the unique, hitter-friendly air.

The Rockies have some youthful talent on the starting staff, both in the Majors (Juan Nicasio, Tyler Chatwood) and at Triple-A Colorado Springs (Drew Pomeranz, Christian Friedrich). To allow them to develop, the club has been gradually adding veterans such as Jon Garland, who will pitch against the Rays on Saturday, and Aaron Cook, who struggled initially, but is coming off a positive outing in his last start for Colorado Springs.

Weiss said Oswalt, who has been facing hitters in Mississippi and appears to be not far from game shape, was signed for more than just an impressive resume.

"He's got the wisdom, but I think he's still got the stuff to go along with that wisdom," Weiss said.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español