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Taking a chance on Alexi Ogando

As we near spring training, the pitching market has thinned out for the most part. Now that Max Scherzer and Jon Lester have signed, the biggest free agent remaining is James Shields, but he doesn’t appear to be close to narrowing down the field, as several teams have denied initiating talks and nobody appears to be closing in. One name that has been flying under the radar this...
Via Batting Leadoff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox Interested In Former Rangers Pitcher Alexi Ogando

This embed is invalid" /> Could the Boston Red Sox take a flier on right-handed pitcher Alexi Ogando? Ogando, who has dealt with shoulder and elbow injuries the last two seasons, worked out for teams last week in Tampa Bay. The Red Sox were among the clubs in attendance, according to reports, and it’s possible Boston could have legitimate interest...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Dodgers Have Interest In Alexi Ogando

Peter Gammons reports that the Red Sox and Dodgers have been “aggressive” on free agent right-hander Alexi Ogando. Scouts I know liked Ogando’s workout. Red Sox, Dodgers aggressive, know next week — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) January 13, 2015 Ogando worked out in Tampa on Friday with two dozen teams on hand to watch the 31-year-old free agent showcase his talent. Ogando...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox And Dodgers Are "Agressive" On Ogando

(Getty Images)Back in early December, we suggested that the Red Sox take a serious look at former Texas reliever Alexi Ogando. Last year, the 6'4" Dominican righty pitched just 25 innings and was pretty bad (6.84 ERA), but he was hampered by a serious sprain of the UCL of his right elbow. Had the Rangers signed him, he would have made just $2.6 million. Ogando—in his rookie year—posted...
Via FenwayNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Executive throws anonymous dagger at Alexi Ogando

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Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexi Ogando Medical Report Prognosis Troubling

Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando is in search of a major league contract however his latest medical report may put a wrinkle into those plans. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that he was told by an American League executive that Ogando’s shoulder medicals “don’t look great.” Cafardo penned this today for the Boston Globe about Ogando:   Alexi Ogando...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexi Ogando finding contracts hard due to shoulder concerns

Shoulder issues have plagued pitcher Alexi Ogando for the past two seasons. The Rangers made a decision to non-tender Ogando and while the right hander would love to land a big league contract teams have been scared off by the shoulder concerns. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe one American League executive said that Ogando’s shoulder “don’t look great.” The...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Red Sox Pounce On Alexi Ogando?

(Associated Press Photo)The Texas Rangers recently non-tendered the contract of 31-year old right-hander Alexi Ogando. Basically, he was the Texas version of Daniel Bard—jerked around by his organization between starting and relieving to his ultimate detriment. While Bard simply lost confidence in his ability, Ogando mostly got injured. Last year, he pitched just 25 innings and...
Via FenwayNation
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ogando leads bullpen meltdown for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - Alexi Ogando hasn't been the dominant reliever he once was this year for the Texas Rangers but over the last month he's been good enough to merit late-inning opportunities. He wasn't Tuesday night in the return of Nelson Cruz to Globe Life Park. Ogando, called on in a 2-2 tie against Baltimore in the eighth inning, started a disastrous frame for the Rangers that...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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