Oswalt gets injection
Astros right-hander Roy Oswalt received an injection into his back Monday in Houston and is on scheduled to pitch Wednesday and is on pace for Opening Day. Oswalt flew to Houston to be examined by back specialist Dr. Michael McCann after leaving his previous start with a tight left hamstring.
Oswalt has been dealing with a bulging disk in his back since 2007. The disk is pushing against a nerve that descends down Oswalt’s left leg and last year was causing hip pain and loss of feeling in his left leg. Last year, McCann recommended Oswalt try to strengthen his core to help his back because surgery wasn’t a viable option.