Oswalt still evaluating his options for 2012

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The agent for Roy Oswalt says the right-hander is still evaluating his options and plans on pitching in the major leagues this season.

Oswalt became a free agent when Philadelphia chose not to pick up his $16 million option for this season. The 34-year-old three-time All-Star was 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA in 23 starts for the Phillies last year.

Agent Bob Garber says Thursday in a statement, "'After much thought and careful consideration, Roy has decided to continue to evaluate his options. He is great health and will continue to stay in shape, while throwing regularly off the mound. Roy has every intention of pitching for a contending club at some point this season."

Oswalt is 159-93 in 11 seasons with the Houston Astros and the Phillies.