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Starting pitcher Roy Oswalt of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on April 26, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS SPORTS) – Longtime pitching star Roy Oswalt, who seems to have very strong geographic leanings, turned down a very large one-year offer of about $10 million from the Detroit Tigers, sources told CBS Sports. Oswalt is instead eyeing several other teams — most of them much closer to his southern roots — including the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals. Oswalt’s main criteria seems to be proximity to his home in Mississippi. Other teams said to be in the running include the Red Sox and Nationals, but indications are that he prefers the Rangers and Cardinals. Above all else, the locale seems to be the key to him as his decision nears.

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