The Astros and Phillies have reached an agreement on a Roy Oswalt trade, reports Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston. Berman says the Astros are now waiting for Oswalt's approval, having hammered out the players and money with the Phils.
Rumor is J.A. Happ and two low level minor leaguers for Oswalt
Original Berman story:
Houston - Major League baseball sources told FOX 26 Sports the Houston Astros have a deal in place to trade pitcher Roy Oswalt to the Philadelphia Phillies if Oswalt agrees to waive his no-trade clause.
Sources told FOX 26 the Astros have approached Oswalt. He is aware of the deal that is on the table and the club is waiting for his response.
MLB sources told FOX 26 the Astros and Phillies have agreed on the amount of money Houston will take back in the deal and the two teams have agreed on the players Philadelphia will be sending.
Oswalt is owed about $5 million for the rest of this season.
He will make $16 million next season and his contract has a team option for 2012 worth $16 million with a $2 million buyout.
Oswalt asked the Astros earlier this season to try and trade him to a contender if it is in the best interest of the club.
He is scheduled to start for Houston against Milwaukee Friday at Minute Maid Park.
Oswalt is one win shy of tying Joe Niekro's all-time record for victories in an Astros uniform (144).
In 2010 Oswalt is 6-12 with a 3.42 ERA in 129 innings. He has struck out 120.
For his career Oswalt is 143-82 with a 3.24 ERA and 19 complete games.
He had back-to-back 20-win seasons in 2004 and 2005.