Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 5/16/13
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ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers have the best record in the American League despite dealing with a host of pitching injuries. They added to that Thursday but putting right-handed starter Alexi Ogando on the 15-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis. The club called up right-handed reliever Cory Burns from Round Rock to take Ogandos roster spot. The club will make another move before Mondays game against Oakland as Josh Lindblom is scheduled to make that start. Ogando experienced some pain during his win Wednesday in Oakland but manager Ron Washington didnt know he was hurt until Thursday. Its minor, Washington said. Hes a starting pitcher and he takes on a big work load. Rather than let this drag on, we just decided were going to nip it in the bud and get it right so he doesnt feel anything. Just keeping him from himself because hell take the ball and go out there. Burns was 0-1 with a 1.38 ERA in 14 appearances with Round Rock. He had 18 strikeouts in 14 innings of work and the club opted to go with him over a lefty like Neal Cotts because they already have three lefties in their bullpen. Hes pitching extremely well, Washington said. Hes got out pitches and he can spot the baseball. Ogando (4-2) is on the DL for the second time in his career. Last year he missed more than a month with a strained right groin. The Ranger already have starters Matt Harrison and Colby Lewis on the DL. Harrison, who is recovering from back surgery, made an appearance in the clubhouse Thursday but it still months away from pitching in a game. Lewis is slated to throw a bullpen tomorrow and make a rehab start for Double-A Frisco Monday. Thats a lot of pitching on the DL for a team with a seven-game lead in the West but its also what Washington expects. That just means weve got pretty good depth around here, Washington said. Drama is something those guys in the clubhouse are used to. Adversity is something those guys in that clubhouse are used to. When it happens the expectation is someone else has to step up. If you cant step up, well get somebody else to step up.
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