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Alexi Ogando | Relief Pitcher | #40

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Jesse Sanchez of reports that the Indians have signed right-hander Alexi Ogando to a minor league contract.
Ogando will return to the United States after pitching one season with the Hanwha Eagles in the Korea Baseball Organization, where he posted a 3.93 ERA and 74/30 K/BB ratio over 110 innings. While he was a reliever prior to leaving MLB, the 34-year-old hopes to be stretched out as a starter in the spring with Cleveland. Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:50:00 PM

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San Kang of Sports Donga reports that Alexi Ogando has signed with the Hanwha Eagles in the Korean Baseball Organization.

Ogando, 33, held a 3.94 ERA and 29/23 K/BB ratio over 32 relief innings for the Braves last season. He really hasn't been the same pitcher the last few years following some injury issues.
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 11:45:00 PM

Diamondbacks released RHP Alexi Ogando.

Ogando exercised the August opt-out in his minor league contract and will now try to latch on with a new organization. He had allowed eight earned runs in 5 1/3 innings of relief with the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate in Reno, Nevada. That's good for a 13.50 ERA.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 10:43:00 AM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Alexi Ogando to a minor league contract.

Ogando was cut by the Braves last week after a miserable month of June with the big league club. The 32-year-old hurler posted a 3.94 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and 29/23 K/BB ratio in his 32 innings with the Braves. He'll report to Triple-A Reno to start his tenure with the D'Backs, and could earn a call to the big leagues in relatively short order if he pitches well.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 11:36:00 PM

Braves designated RHP Alexi Ogando for assignment.

Ogando got off to a decent start this year but unraveled in June with a 6.52 ERA in 12 appearances. The Braves promoted Mauricio Cabrera from Double-A Mississippi in the corresponding roster move. Ogando will likely report to Triple-A Gwinnett if he clears waivers.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 03:17:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP Alexi Ogando from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The 32-year-old right-hander posted a 4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 6/2 K/BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings of Grapefruit League play. He's slated to work in middle relief for the Braves, but could work his way into the late-inning mix if he excels.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 10:05:00 AM

Braves signed RHP Alexi Ogando to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the deal carries a $2 million base salary if he makes the team, with $1 million in potential incentives. Ogando, 32, posted a 3.99 ERA and 53/28 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings this past season out of the bullpen with the Red Sox. Assuming he's healthy, he should have a good chance to make the Braves' Opening Day roster.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 02:43:00 PM

Alexi Ogando has elected free agency.

He refused an outright assignment to Triple-A and will now test out the free agent waters. Ogando posted a 3.99 ERA over 64 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 03:17:00 PM

Alexi Ogando surrendered three runs while retiring just two of the eight batters he faced Wednesday against the Twins.

Ogando had impressed as of late, allowing one hit and no walks over four scoreless innings in his previous four appearances. This one, though, won't help his chances of beginning the season in a key role in the Boston pen. He will be on the team; it just remains to be seen whether he can help as a setup man or not.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 04:59:00 PM

Red Sox signed RHP Alexi Ogando to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

The deal became official with Ogando passing his physical on Friday. He also has the potential to earn up to an additional $1.5 million in incentives. He struggled through an injury-plagued 2014 season, posting a 6.84 ERA and 1.92 WHIP in 25 innings with the Rangers, but remains a very talented arm. It's a nice low-risk signing for the Red Sox to bolster their bullpen.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 07:12:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox are in agreement with Alexi Ogando on a one-year contract.

The deal is pending a physical, and Ogando can't be considered a sure thing to pass it given his elbow and shoulder issues in recent seasons. It's worth $1.5 million plus another $1.5 million available in incentives. The health concerns are why the Rangers decided to non-tender him next month, but it's not a surprise that there was interest given his career 3.35 ERA. Ogando has both started and relieved but would likely do the latter in Boston.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Jason Beck of reports that the Tigers didn't scout Alexi Ogando at his showcase last Friday.

About two dozen teams were reportedly in attendance, so it's a little surprising that the Tigers weren't there. Their bullpen had major issues last season and taking a chance on someone like Ogando could pay dividends. However, it would obviously be difficult to count on him given his injury history. The Red Sox and Dodgers have reportedly expressed strong interest.
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 12:19:00 PM

Peter Gammons reports that the Red Sox and Dodgers have been "aggressive" on free agent right-hander Alexi Ogando.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe was told by an American League executive that Ogando's shoulder medicals "don't look great," but scouts who have spoken with Gammons said he looked good during his workout last Friday. He's expected to make a decision next week, but will likely have to settle for an incentive-laden deal.
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 08:58:00 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox were one of the teams to attend Alexi Ogando's workout last Friday.

Most clubs were at the throwing session, with Peter Gammons of reporting that about two dozen teams were in attendance. Ogando reportedly has serious medical red flags with his shoulder and possibly elbow, but he won't have trouble catching on somewhere.
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 11:17:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe was told by an American League executive that Alexi Ogando's shoulder medicals "don't look great."

It was Ogando's elbow that caused him to miss most of the 2014 season, but that was after shoulder issues plagued him throughout the 2013 campaign. Cafardo notes that the right-hander has been holding out for a major league contract after being non-tendered by the Rangers last month, but he might have to wind up settling for a minor league pact. Ogando would be a nice gamble on a minor league deal even with the health issues, as he holds a career 3.35 ERA and has shown he can both start and relieve.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 12:22:00 PM

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