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The Texas Rangers have decent pitching, but when Alexi Ogando gets back, things could improve dramatically. We will soon find out exactly how much they can improve as Ogando has indicated he's ready to return from the DL.
The 29-year old had his best rehab outing yet yesterday and feels like he is back to 100 percent says Master Tesfatsion of MLB.com. Based on his outing and his progress, Ogando could be activated to pitch for the Rangers on Tuesday. The team has yet to make an official decision on the move, but it seems likely at this point.
"I feel more comfortable, more powerful," Ogando said. "I'm ready to go."
Ogando has been on the DL since early June. This is his second stint on the disabled list this season which is certainly concerning for the Rangers. He came off the DL originally when June began, but he was placed right back on about a week later. Ogando has been battling ongoing problems with his shoulder. He says he's better now, though. It will be up to the Rangers to decide if that's true.
Texas had flirted with the idea of moving Ogando back to the bullpen when he came off the DL this time, but it seems they will continue to use him as a starter. He started 10 games so far this season in his first year as a starter. I those games, Ogando is 4-2 with a 2.93 ERA.
It will be interesting to see what happens if the Rangers actually land Matt Garza. They have been pursuing him heavily, so a trade could force Ogando back to the bullpen regardless of how healthy he might be.
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