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The Rangers are considering moving Alexi Ogando back to the bullpen

Sep 13, 2011, 7:31 PM EST

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According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers are considering moving Alexi Ogando back to the bullpen for the rest of the regular season and a potential playoff run.

The recent struggles of relievers Yoshinori Tateyama and Koji Uehara are forcing the Rangers’ hand, but Ogando has seemingly hit the wall as a result of a career-high workload. The 27-year-old right-hander has a 5.20 ERA over 55 1/3 innings since the All-Star break and has completed seven innings in a start just twice.

Ogando thrived in a relief role as a rookie with the Rangers last season, posting a 1.30 ERA and 39/16 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings, so this might be the best way to utilize him the rest of the way.

If Ogando is indeed bumped to the bullpen, the Rangers would likely go with C.J. Wilson, Colby Lewis, Matt Harrison and Derek Holland as probable starters for the postseason.

  1. antlerclaws - Sep 14, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    This is Ogando’s first year as a starter; I’m sure we’ll see him in SP role next year, but this is a good move for everyone, Ogando included. He should do good in a relief role like he did last year. The Rangers have Scott Feldman to do a couple of starts before the (potential) playoffs, and he can usually at least tread water.

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