Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Texas Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando recently stretched out his throwing program to 120 feet without experiencing any setbacks. His next step will be throwing off a mound, which the Rangers expect him to resume doing this weekend, according to Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram. While it's still to be determined when Ogando will be activated from the disabled list, manager Ron Washington told reporters that the team's intention is to bring him back as a starting pitcher. Ogando has been both a reliever and starter over his career, but, to this point, Washington said the team hasn't discussed using him out of the bullpen. Ogando landed back on the DL on Aug. 22 due to shoulder inflammation, and since then Texas has used Travis Blackley to fill in for the right-hander. They've won both games that Blackley has started, and he'll make his third start Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. Wilson says that using Ogando as a starter makes sense, considering the issues the Rangers have faced with their inconsistent rotation. However, he points out that it could be difficult for Texas to stretch the right-hander out since the minor-league season is nearing its end. If the minors are no longer an option, the Rangers can use simulated games to prepare Ogando. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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