Oswalt hopes to resume throwing

Oswalt hopes to resume throwing

ARLINGTON -- Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt is hoping to resume throwing on Thursday after taking three days off while dealing with a strained right forearm. Oswalt felt the problem come up early in Sunday's start against Tampa Bay.

"I'm going to throw a little tomorrow and see how it feels," Oswalt said. "I haven't done anything in the past few days except get treatment."

Oswalt, making his ninth start for the Rangers, lasted just two innings and allowed four runs on six hits and a walk. He is 4-3 with a 6.29 ERA with the Rangers while shuttling between the rotation and bullpen.

"It just cramped up and was tight the rest of the game," Oswalt said.

Oswalt has been on the disabled list eight times since the start of the 2003 season, but it has always been because of leg or back issues. He has never been sidelined for an extended period of time with an arm injury. He declined to speculate if shuttling between the rotation and bullpen was a factor.