Oswalt Leaves Team for Personal Reasons

Roy Oswalt left the Phillies for personal reasons.

Here is Ruben Amaro Jr.‘s statement on the matter:

“There has been a tremendous amount of tornado activity near Roy’s home in Mississippi resulting in several tragic deaths and significant devastation to the area.  Because of this, Roy is concerned about his family’s well-being.  He has chosen to take time to make sure there wasn’t significant damage to his home, but more importantly, to make certain that his wife and children are okay.   

“It is almost a year to the day that his parents’ home was destroyed by a tornado which has heightened his concern about the current situation.

“We are hopeful that he will rejoin the team for his next start, but will take that day by day.”

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