After dealing with a groin injury, Alexi Ogando pitched in only 58 games. He was a starter in 2011, and it seems he will be heading back to the rotation again this year. The Rangers are looking to reload after a disappointing finish to the 2012 season. Ogando's return to the rotation could help them get back on track.
According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers' moving Ogando to the rotation may be just the start of their offseason plans. Neftali Feliz, who was added to the rotation this season, went down with a torn ulnar colateral ligament. He underwent Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the first part of next season.
Ogando, as part of a rotation that includes Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis, Feliz, and Derek Holland, could help the Rangers have one of the best rotations in all of baseball. He posted a 3.27 ERA this past season after posting a 3.51 ERA in 2011 as a starter.
The only concern the Rangers may have is Ogando's health. With his injury this season and Texas' experience with moving pitcher in and out of the rotation, there could be a real issue with Ogando's durability. Texas has generally shied away from innings limits, but it is something they may have to consider with Ogando - and with Feliz when he comes back.
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