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MLB Trade Rumors: St. Louis Cardinals Are Roy Oswalt's 'First Choice'

Roy Oswalt's no-trade clause has been a major topic since rumors first started getting going, so this is therefore pretty significant news:

Houston Astros ace Roy Oswalt has told the team that if they intend to trade him his "first choice" is the St. Louis Cardinals, a league executive with knowledge of the Astros' discussions with interested teams told The Post-Dispatch.

It doesn't entirely come as a surprise, but it serves as confirmation, and may possibly indicate that, for St. Louis, Oswalt would drop his demand to have his 2012 option picked up.