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Alexi Ogando diagnosed with shoulder nerve inflammation

Aug 16, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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Alexi Ogando had a CT scan after complaining of shoulder soreness during Tuesday’s start and the Rangers announced that he’s been diagnosed with inflammation of a nerve in his shoulder.

The new good is that the injury is potentially minor enough that Ogando hasn’t been placed on the disabled list yet, although Anthony Andro of reports that he may end up missing at least his next turn in the rotation.

Ogando previously had a disabled list stint for shoulder problems and has struggled since rejoining the rotation three weeks ago, adding the Rangers’ already question mark-filled group of starters.

  1. Del Pittman - Aug 16, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    If they can’t correct his mechanics, they should put him back in the pen before he destroys his arm. The Yankees were smart enough to see this with their starter experiment, Joba Chamberlain.
    Of course, there’s a danger he’d be overworked as a reliever as well. Poor mechanics are still poor mechanics, and the results to the arm will still be the same…it’s just in delay mode out of the pen.

    • eightyraw - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:12 PM

      The Yankees ruined Joba by yanking him around.

  2. ahenobarbuso - Aug 16, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    I had a lot of high hopes for Ogando, and even thought he would be able to successfully transition over to a high quality starter after being so dominant out of the bullpen a few years ago. I really don’t know what happened with him…

    It will be interesting to see if he is back in the bullpen next year or if the Rangers make another attempt at making him a starter. I think he would make a good long man or perhaps they can split 6-7 innings between him and Robbie Ross for the 5th starter.

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