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Texas Rangers May Move Alexi Ogando To Bullpen After Injury

May 10, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Alexi Ogando (41) pitches against the Houston Astros during the second inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers may not say it, but they appear to be quietly concerned over starter Alexi Ogando’s most recent right bicep injury.

Just hours after being activated from the disabled list, Ogando took the mound in Boston this past week and dominated much like he has all season. However, after the start the fireballer reported soreness, a soreness that continued to linger for a few days after his start, resulting in another trip to the disabled list – this time with what the Rangers are calling “right shoulder inflammation”.

Per CBS Sports:

Rangers starting pitcher Alexi Ogando is questionable for Monday’s game against the Indians due to biceps tendinitis, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Ogando missed the second half of May with the same injury before returning to pitch June 5. If the injury continues to bother him, he could be a candidate to move to the bullpen.

Also per Evan Grant:

Alexi Ogando questionable with biceps tendinitis for Monday’s start. Have a feeling if he misses it, Rangers will consider move back to pen.

Ogando of course is no longer “questionable” for his start as he was placed on the disabled list and his arm has become an obvious cause of concern for the Rangers.

Topics: Alexi Ogando, Texas Rangers

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