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Roy Oswalt Has Left The Phillies Due To Tornado Activity Near His Mississippi Home

Roy Oswalt has left the Philadelphia Phillies due to personal reasons, particularly due to tornado activity near his Mississippi home, the team announced on Wednesday.

The situation is obviously rather scary, specifically  due to the fact that his wife and children still are at the home, but also because Oswalt's parents' home was destroyed by a tornado last year around this time.

"There has been a tremendous amount of tornado activity near Roy's home in Mississippi, resulting in several tragic deaths and significant devastation to the area," according to a statement issued by the team. "Because of this, Roy is concerned about his family's well-being. He has chosen to take time to make sure there wasn't significant damage to his home, but more importantly, to make certain that his wife and children are OK."

While the fact of the matter is that baseball should always take a backseat to a player's family and its well-being, the statement also mentioned that the team is hopeful that Oswalt will be able to rejoin the team for his scheduled start next Tuesday, "but will take that day by day."

Stay tuned to this StoryStream as well as The Good Phight for more information on this developing story.