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Roy Oswalt accepts trade to Philadelphia Phillies

Houston Astros' Roy Oswalt waived his no-trade contract clause to go to the Philadelphia Phillies, according to ESPN.

The 32-year-old ace pitcher reportedly will receive $11 million of his about $23-million contract with the Astros, which extended through 2011.

Oswalt did not demand the Phillies pick up his 2012 mutual option for $16 million.  But if either he or the Phillies choose not to pick it up, his $1-million buyout will increase to $2 million.

If Oswalt or the Phillies decline to exercise the option, then the pitcher will make $18 million next season. But both Oswalt and the Phillies must agree on the option for 2012 for him to stay with the team that season.

In return for Oswalt, the Astros will get left-handed starter J.A. Happ and two other players, one of whom is projected to be outfielder Anthony Gose, who's batting .263 with a team-high 110 hits for Class A Clearwater in the Florida State League.

The Astros also are reportedly going after first baseman Jonathon Singleton, who's hitting .312 with 18 doubles and 12 homers for Class A Lakewood in the South Atlantic League.

-- Melissa Rohlin

 
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