1:30 p.m. The Astros claimed Nelson Figueroa off waivers and plan to have him join the team Friday. The 36-year-old right-hander went 2-1 with a 3.46 ERA in 13 appearances, including a spot start. He was designated for assignment for the second time by the Phillies on July 15 to make room for Chad Durbin. Figueroa cleared waivers seven weeks ago, but this time, Ed Wade bit. The Houston Chronicle reports that one more move corresponding to the Astros' 25-man roster will be announced postgame. Beerleaguer: Figueroa is the type of pitcher teams reach for when they're unsure what the short-term future holds, so it's interesting in light of today's speculation.
10:30 a.m. CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury reiterates on radio that the Phillies are scouting Dan Haren tonight, but they are really working on getting Roy Oswalt, reflecting Salisbury's earlier report on the Phillies' particular interest in the Astros' right-hander.
10:05 a.m. The Houston Chronicle reports that the Phillies and Astros are engaged in advanced talks regarding right-hander Roy Oswalt. Last night, ESPN and multiple other outlets reported that the Phils are talking about a three-way deal involving Jayson Werth going to the Rays with prospects going from Tampa to Houston.