One of the many storylines that took place during the 2012 season was the Roy Oswalt free-agent saga. Teams had to decide whether or not the hurler was washed up or had enough left to help contribute to an eventual playoff push.
A team finally decided to take a chance on Oswalt, the Texas Rangers, who signed the pitcher to a one-year, $5 million contract last May. The move didn't pan out as expected as Oswalt put up an uninspiring 4-3 record with a 5.80 ERA.
Oswalt is now a free agent.
As the 2013 season approaches, there are several players in MLB who could be considered close to being washed up.
Here are six players who most likely fit into that category.