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Texas Rangers starter Alexi Ogando could be back in the big leagues next week, providing a rehab start at Double-A Frisco on Friday goes well. MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan and Master Tesfatsion report that Ogando will make a five inning/75-pitch start, which the Rangers hope will be the final stage in his recovery. After throwing bullpen sessions Monday and Wednesday, Ogando sounds ready to go. "I feel good," Ogando said. "There is no soreness at all. They just want to make sure."  If Ogando has no problems in the rehab start, he should start on June 7 against the Toronto Blue Jays. With the news that Colby Lewis' return has been delayed, the Rangers will be pleased that Ogando is making much smoother progress. He has been out since May 16th with biceps tendinitis after making a solid start to the season, going 4-2 with a 3.08 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 49 innings. The postponement of Wednesday's contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Ogando's likely return means that Martin Perez will leave the rotation after making a single start. Perez had been due to start on Saturday but now the Rangers' rotation can move back one day and with an off-day on Monday, all their starters can proceed on normal rest with no need for Perez. With Nick Tepesch and Justin Grimm both establishing themselves while Perez was out with a broken forearm, Ron Washington said the left-hander will "'just have to wait for another opportunity". Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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