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Roy Oswalt leaves after tornadoes hit

Updated: April 28, 2011, 1:05 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Concerned for his family's well-being after tornadoes struck near his Mississippi home, right-hander Roy Oswalt has left the Philadelphia Phillies, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Wednesday.

Amaro said in a statement the recent tornado activity near Oswalt's home resulted in "several tragic deaths and significant devastation to the area."

"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 ...

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