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Phillies Trade Rumors: Roy Oswalt Says That Location Doesn't Matter

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Contrary to an earlier report that said Roy Oswalt wouldn’t play in NYC or Philadelphia and that he wanted to go to St Louis, the man himself now says that the location isn’t an issue.

Oswalt, who has been the center of trade speculation since he asked for a trade two months ago, reiterated Monday the stance he’s had since May in that he’d be willing to play in any region of the country – East Coast and West Coast included – if it meant he’d be in a pennant race.

“Location doesn’t matter,” he said.

He also hinted at some flexibility with the $16 million team option for 2012 that’s turned several teams off.

"We can work on doing different things as far as restructuring (the option)," Oswalt said.