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Boston Red Sox Free Agency Rumors 2012: Roy Oswalt Offer 1-Year, $5 Million Contract

The Boston Red Sox have made a one-year offer to Roy Oswalt worth approximately $5 million and "seem to be in the same position with Edwin Jackson," reports ESPN's Buster Olney.

Olney says the Sox clearly "don't want to get locked into any long-term deals, and they're looking at a marketplace where there are very few opportunities, and figure they'll throw a number out there and if they can get an Oswalt or a Jackson at their offer price, they're OK with that. If they can't, I think they're OK with that too considering they have other alternatives at this point with the rotation."

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Oswalt was 9-10 last year in Philadelphia with a 3.69 ERA, notching 93 strikeouts in 139.0 innings. Jackson was 12-9 with a 3.79 ERA and 148 strikeouts in 199.2 innings last season with the White Sox and Cardinals.

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