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Walt Weiss said pitcher Roy Oswalt will try to throw a simulated game in the "near future." Oswalt, who's been on the disabled list since July 8 with a left hamstring strain, tried to throw one on Saturday in Pittsburgh, but he suffered cramps and had to stop after facing two batters.

"I think he'll back before too long," Weiss said. "I think he's going to move quickly."

Oswalt, 35, was 0-4 with a 7.64 ERA before going on the disabled list. Weiss said Oswalt is currently back in Denver.

Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for
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