ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 29: Dustin Ackley #13 of the Seattle Mariners score on a wild pitch by Mark Lowe #57 of the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 29, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
The Rangers lost yesterday, but the game was overshadowed by the announcement that the Rangers have signed Roy Oswalt to a minor league deal, with Oswalt expected to join the Rangers rotation in about a month.
Jeff Wilson's game story talks as much about the addition of Oswalt as it does about last night's loss.
Richard Durrett has his Rapid Reaction to yesterday's game at the ESPN Dallas blog.
Durrett also has a blog post with some quotes from the Rangers, with Elvis Andrus, who had a critical error, calling it a "weird game," and Ron Washington saying he thinks this is the only time all season he'll have to pull Alexi Ogando and Mike Adams in the same inning.
Anthony Andro quotes Jon Daniels as saying that you can never have enough pitching, which explains why the Rangers signed Oswalt.
Gerry Fraley has a column at the DMN about the addition of Roy Oswalt.
Fraley also has a scouting report at the DMN blog on Oswalt, based on input from major league scouts. In summary:
Should be no more than a No. 4 starter. Feel fortunate to get six innings per start out of him.
Jean-Jacques Taylor writes that Oswalt is a good fit for the Rangers, even though he'd be no more than the #3 starter in the playoff rotation.
Randy Galloway has a column on the addition of Oswalt, praising ownership for making the financial commitment to bring him into the fold.
Richard Justice has a column on on the addition of Oswalt and Nolan Ryan's history with Oswalt.
Jon Heyman questions whether Oswalt and the Rangers are a good fit, and suggests that Ryan's friendship with Oswalt has clouded his judgment in bringing Oswalt to Texas.
Ken Rosenthal says that, while signing Oswalt isn't necessarily a mistake by Texas, there are a lot of questions surrounding Oswalt's ability to contribute that the Rangers aren't going to know the answers to for a while.
Scott Feldman had to answer questions after the game about his replacement being signed:
"I don't really have a feeling about it," Feldman said. "I just show up here and try to work hard and get ready to do what they ask me to do."