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Oswalt could join Rox soon after dominant outing

Oswalt could join Rox soon after dominant outing

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DENVER -- Roy Oswalt looked more ready than ever for the Major Leagues Friday night, tossing 8 1/3 scoreless innings in what was likely his final start with Double-A Tulsa.

Oswalt, a three-time All-Star with the Astros, gave up only five hits and two walks on 102 pitches, striking out seven. It was his strongest start in Double-A after he allowed just one run in seven innings Sunday.

"I think the plan is whenever we felt like he could help us, he's a piece for us," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "The next step is just figuring out when and where he fits."

It seems likely Oswalt will join the Rockies' rotation next week, possibly taking the place of left-hander Jeff Francis.

Ian McCue is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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