MIAMI - Roy Oswalt will make his debut at Citizens Bank Park against the Dodgers on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on how the Phillies handle a scheduled off day on Monday.
Oswalt, who is scheduled to start tonight against Marlins righthander Chris Volstad, will be on his fifth day on Tuesday.
Manager Charlie Manuel said earlier this week that he anticipated his three aces - Oswalt, Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels - pitching every fifth day down the stretch. But the Phillies also could start Kendrick on Tuesday, which would be his usual turn in the rotation.
First, though, Oswalt will try to contain a team that has hit him hard over the last three seasons. The veteran righthander, acquired last week for lefthander J.A. Happ and prospects Anthony Gose and Jonathan Villar, has allowed at least five earned runs in each of his last three outings against the Marlins, dating back to 2008. During that stretch, he has allowed a combined 19 earned runs in 15 innings. He has not faced Florida this season. He'll look to reverse his recent fortune tonight, when he goes against Chris Volstad.