Heyman: Oswalt getting $5 million guaranteed

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 27: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 27, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Jon Heyman with a tweet on the details of the Roy Oswalt deal with the Rangers:

Oswalt says he'll be ready in a month, which means that the Rangers will be paying him $5-6 million for a half-season's worth of pitching.

There was some talk that the Rangers were already over budget and that they had to get ownership approval for the additional dollars that are going to Oswalt, but it may be that the sellout crowds we've been seeing so far this season means that the anticipated gate revenues have been revised upwards, allowing the Rangers to increase what they are spending this year.

Or it could be that the Rangers figure the Jairo Beras contract isn't going to get approved, and are re-allocating his $4.5 million towards Oswalt.

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