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Xander Loves, Bullpen Kills

Last night, after Alexi Ogando and the Bullpen Kids pissed away another lead — which has become their calling card this season — you would have been forgiven if you decided to hit the sack. But you would have missed another highlight reel moment for young Xander Bogaerts, as the kid came up big again, hitting his first grand slam in the eighth to push the Red Sox ahead of the...
Via Surviving Grady
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexi Ogando-Stablity in the Bullpen

Nick Cafardo on Sox righty reliever Alexi Ogando: “According to a National League scout, Ogando has some real action on his fastball  and electric stuff at times….A lot of teams missed the boat and the Red Sox were one of the few teams willing to offer him a major league deal..” Ogando has been a bright spot so far in an erratic Sox bullpen. In 8 appearences, mostly as a middle...
Via Fenway West
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Alexi Ogando Offers Glimpse Of High-Leverage Potential

This embed is invalid" /> Unearned runs have been the name of the game this season for the Boston Red Sox. Why, then, shouldn’t their first 1-0 win of the season be a product of an unearned tally early in the contest? The Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Tuesday at Tropicana Field. The lone run scored in the third inning when Mookie Betts’...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexi Ogando Confident He Can Return To All-Star Form In Red Sox Bullpen

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Alexi Ogando, once one of the most fascinating pitchers in Major League Baseball, joins the Boston Red Sox with a clean slate. Ogando, who served as both a starter and a reliever with the Texas Rangers, is coming off back-to-back injury plagued campaigns that cast doubt over his career. The 31-year-old...
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign Alexi Ogando; DFA Drake Britton

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Yesterday, the Red Sox signed free agent reliever Alexi Ogando to a one year deal and officially announced the signing via the tweet seen below. Per USA Today reports, the deal is worth $1.5 million and could be worth up to $3 million with incentives. Ogando has been both a starter and a reliever in his career and flourished in both roles...
Via RedSoxLife
January 31, 2015  |  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...
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox and the Dodgers Chasing Alexi Ogando

The MLB season is a grind that can wear any team down, and a roster can be a hit with just a couple of key players. There have been reports that the Red Sox and the Dodgers have shown an interest in Alexi Ogando. On Friday, two dozen teams were on hand to watch former Ranger Ogando as the 31 years old free agent showcased his talent. It is still unclear what it will take to have...
Via Surviving Grady
January 15, 2015  |  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

Rangers' Alexi Ogando (hand) leaves game

The Texas Rangers (20-23), who have the longest injury list in all of baseball, may have lost another pitcher. Right-handed reliever Alexi Ogando had to leave in the eighth inning of  Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays (23-21) when a Brett Lawrie grounder bounced off Ogando's bare hand (video here). The team's PR deparement tweeted,Ogando diagnosed with a bruised right...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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