The Rangers are scheduled to meet with former Phillie Roy Oswalt on Monday, a source confirmed to ESPN on Sunday afternoon. [Link]
Oswalt, who had apparently agreed to sign with the Cardinals, according to an ESPN report late Friday night, has reportedly declined offers from the Indians, Blue Jays and Tigers, and it doesn't appear as though he has much interest in pitching for the Red Sox, either. It seems the former Phil would prefer to pitch close(ish) to his neck of the woods in Mississippi, either St. Louis or Texas. Houston has also been listed as a darkhorse destination. The Cardinals are reportedly trying to shed salary to sign him.
Transactions: The Phillies re-signed Brent Clevlen to a minor league deal. The 28-year-old outfielder played in small parts of four Major League seasons with the Tigers and Braves, as recently as 2010 with Atlanta. He played in 29 games with Double-A Reading last season.
In addition, these former Phillies signed low-key minor league deals this week: Nelson Figueroa (Blue Jays); Tim Redding (Blue Jays, Phillies took a flier on him last season), veteran infielder Chris Woodward (Blue Jays); outfielder Chris Aguila (Marlins); infielder Bobby Scales (Cubs); right-hander Oscar Villarreal (Orioles). The moves were reported in the latest Baseball America transactions report.