Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/12/12

Rangers right-handed pitcher Alexi Ogando is likely to miss 4-6 weeks with a strained right groin.

Ogando, 28, joined Derek Holland and Pedro Feliz on the disabled list Monday after an MRI showed a muscle tear in his right groin.

Ogando was making his first start of the season after pitching out of the bullpen and felt pain in his right groin beating out a bunt single in the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants.

Ogando joined the rotation because of injuries to Holland (shouler) and Feliz (elbow). He was an All-Star as a starter last season but shifted back to the bullpen because Feliz, who had been the Rangers' closer, joined the rotation along with Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish.

The Rangers are awaiting the arrival of newly signed right-hander Roy Oswalt. He's scheduled to start Tuesday in Double-A Frisco, his third minor-league start.

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