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Rangers place Alexi Ogando on the disabled list

May 16, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

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Alexi Ogando pitched well in his last start, throwing six innings of two-run ball Wednesday, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with biceps tendinitis.

Josh Lindblom is expected to take Ogando’s place in the rotation beginning Monday, which is interesting because all 101 of his big-league appearances have come out of the bullpen. Lindblom has spent all of this season starting at Triple-A, however.

As for Ogando, he’s shown no signs of arm problems while starting nine games with a 3.08 ERA and 37/19 K/BB ratio in 50 innings. Ogando has alternated bullpen and rotation roles, starting this season and in 2011 after relieving in 2010 and 2012.

  1. beefytrout - May 16, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Wow, that was unexpected.

  2. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - May 16, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Oh no. This is no bueno.

  3. bendover09 - May 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    This looks more like an audition for Lindblom

  4. eightyraw - May 16, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Lindblom has made 7 starts for AAA Round Rock this season. While primarily a fastball/slider pitcher, he has the repertoire to start, feeding opposite handed hitters change-ups and curves. His stuff isn’t really swing-and-miss, but crucially he has shown signs of improved control after last season’s jump in BB%.

  5. APBA Guy - May 16, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Ogando pitched really well last night against the A’s. Sorry to see this on top of all the other injuries to the Texas starters.

  6. bendover09 - May 17, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    I watched the game tonight (dont miss a game ) they said nothing about Lindblom. Rangers brought up Cody Burns for Ogando … Maybe I missed something , late night .

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