Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/14/13
Right hand pitcher Alexi Ogando is an enigma. Ever since his major league debut in 2010, the 29 year-old has been toying with the hearts of the front office and fans alike. In one appearance, Ogando will shut down an opponent’s offense with an upper 90′s fastball and power slider and in his next appearance he will labor through stressful innings with zero command of the strike zone. What else can the Rangers expect from a guy whose career has more up and downs than the Texas Giant? Ogando first broke into the big leagues in 2010 after a 5 year ban from the U.S. for his involvement in a human trafficking ring. Since that time, the former outfielder has had his share of ups and downs. After a successful rookie campaign as a reliever (4-1, 1.30 ERA, 2.08 BAA) Ogando was converted to the starting rotation just before the start of the 2011 regular season after starter Tommy Hunter was lost to injury. Through the first half of the 2011 season, Ogando posted a 9-3 record with a 2.92 ERA an...
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