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Amaro: No room for Oswalt in Phillies' rotation

Amaro: No room for Oswalt in Phillies' rotation

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Amaro: No room for Oswalt in Phillies' rotation
PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies pitchers and catchers hold their first official workout in Clearwater, Fla., in just 10 days, and Roy Oswalt remains a pitcher without a rotation.

Is there any chance he will return to Philadelphia?

FOXSports.com reported over the weekend the Phils have kept the lines of communication open with Oswalt, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. downplayed the possibility.

"We really don't have any room for him," Amaro said. "We have five, six starters, and our resources are about where we want to be right now. I think he wouldn't mind coming back, but I don't know that's feasible or a real possibility."

Oswalt is seeking a one-year contract, but reading between the lines, Philadelphia would have to make room for him to fit his salary and find a spot for him on the roster. That likely would mean trading right-hander Joe Blanton, but that seems difficult, considering he is due to make $8.5 million this season and missed most of 2011 with an injured right elbow.

Crazier things have happened, but Amaro said, "I think we're ready to go to Spring Training with what we have."

Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, could not be reached for comment.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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