A source told the Chicago Tribune that Roy Oswalt has requested a trade out of Houston.
Oswalt, who ranks 10th in the NL with a 2.66 ERA, certainly had to be depressed after falling to 0-4 in his last five starts following another quality start Thursday. The Astros have scored a total of 18 runs in his nine starts this year, including six in his six losses. A trade is likely, though there will be a limited market because of his salary. He's earning $15 million this year, $16 million in 2011 and either $16 million or a $2 million buyout in 2012.