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Rangers place Alexi Ogando on the disabled list

Aug 20, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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As expected the Rangers have placed Alexi Ogando on the disabled list after the right-hander was diagnosed with nerve inflammation in his shoulder.

Ogando complained of soreness during a start last week, so the Rangers sent him for further testing and skipped his next turn in the rotation. Because the DL stint is backdated he’ll be eligible to return before the end of the month, but obviously that’s no sure thing.

This is Ogando’s third time on the DL this season, but in between the injuries he’s been very effective with a 3.47 ERA in 80 innings. For his career Ogando has a 3.49 ERA in 45 starts, so getting him back healthy for the stretch run and possible postseason is key for Texas’ title hopes.

  1. beefytrout - Aug 20, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    He needs to be returned to the bullpen. He can’t withstand the rigors of a starter’s workload. He’s proven that the last 2 years.

    • eightyraw - Aug 20, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      Because he hurt himself running out a bunt last year?

      • beefytrout - Aug 20, 2013 at 4:50 PM

        He wasn’t a starter last year.

      • eightyraw - Aug 20, 2013 at 5:48 PM

        “He’s proven that [he cannot withstand the rigors of a starter’s workload] the last 2 seasons”

      • beefytrout - Aug 20, 2013 at 9:41 PM

        That’s right. 2012, he misses time off a fluke (non-pitching) injury but other pitches the entire year because his workload is light. 2013, becomes a starter again and goes on the DL 3 times before September, all for pitching-related injuries. He can’t handle pitching 6+ innings at a time.

        It’s called “compare and contrast.”

      • eightyraw - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:00 PM

        Being healthy in 2012 as a reliever doesn’t prove that he can’t handle a starter’s workload. It proves that he can handle a reliever’s workload.

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