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Alexi Ogando | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alexi Ogando pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Astros to earn his first save of the season Sunday.
Rangers closer Joakim Soria had pitched in two straight games, so when a save situation presented itself Sunday Rangers manager Ron Washington turned to Ogando. He responded by not allowing a baserunner in closing out the one-run game. Soria's job still isn't in danger, but it's interesting to know Ogando is next in line should Soria falter. Apr 13 - 5:41 PM

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Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that Alexi Ogando and Neal Cotts will be his primary setup men.

He said the order in which they pitch will depends on game situations. Ogando entered spring training as a starter, but the club has decided that he's better off in relief in spite of all the injuries they've had in the rotation. Neftali Feliz figures to eventually work his way into a late-inning role after he figures things out in the minors.
Mar 27 - 7:01 PM

Rangers manager Ron Washington announced Saturday that Alexi Ogando will work out of a setup role in the Rangers bullpen.

Ogando entered camp as a favorite to begin the season in the Rangers rotation, but struggled with a 6.35 ERA, 2.12 WHIP and 9/4 K/BB ratio in his 11 1/3 innings. He'll share the setup role presumably with Neftali Feliz.
Mar 22 - 1:27 PM

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Alexi Ogando could get bumped to the bullpen.

Texas needs to identify a long reliever and Ogando has inexplicably thrown his hat into the ring by getting abused to the tune of 11 runs over 6 1/3 innings in his last two starts. The right-hander was removed in awkward fashion from his last start, as his skipper sent him out for the fourth inning only to yank Ogando after a few warmup pitches. "We messed up and forgot to tell him he wasn't supposed to go back out there," Ron Washington said. "Blame it on me." Said Ogando: "I wanted to keep pitching." The race for the final three spots in the rotation will come down to righties Ogando, Colby Lewis, Tanner Scheppers, Tommy Hanson, and southpaws Joe Saunders and Robbie Ross.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 19 - 1:03 PM

The Rangers said that Alexi Ogando left Tuesday's outing against the Cubs because he was nearing his pitch count.

It's a little hard to believe given that Ogando went out to warm up for the fourth inning and then was greeted by the trainer before walking off. He did throw 78 pitches over the first three frames, so his night surely was nearing an end. Ogando is expected to crack the Rangers' Opening Day roster if he is indeed healthy.
Mar 18 - 11:29 PM

Alexi Ogando left Tuesday's start against the Cubs with an apparent injury.

Ogando needed 78 pitches to get through three innings and then was pulled after throwing a few warm-up tosses before the fourth. It's not clear at this point what ailment he might be dealing with. He allowed five runs -- none earned -- on six hits and two walks before exiting to "lower" his spring ERA to 6.35. The Rangers should provide an update on his status soon.
Mar 18 - 11:17 PM

Alexi Ogando was roughed up by the Angels in Wednesday's start, allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Ogando issued two walks and gave up five hits, including a three-run home run to Collin Cowgill in the third inning, part of a five-run outburst. Ogando hasn't been very sharp this spring. The Rangers, in desperate need of solid starting pitching, need a healthy and productive season from Ogando, something he hasn't had since 2011.
Mar 12 - 5:06 PM

Alexi Ogando allowed one unearned run in three innings of work in Thursday's start against the Padres.

Ogando allowed five hits but was able to stay out of trouble for the most part. He battled biceps and shoulder issues last season. If he can stay healthy, he should be a solid #3 for the Rangers.
Mar 6 - 5:05 PM

Alexi Ogando struggled in his Cactus League debut against the Royals on Friday, surrendering a pair of runs on four hits over his two innings of work.

Ogando struck out one without walking a batter in the game, throwing only 19 of his 34 pitches for strikes. The damage against him came on a two-run double by Mike Moustakas in the second frame. He's always had a live arm and upside in the strikeout department, but inconsistent command and injury risk continue to keep Ogando's price down in fantasy drafts.
Feb 28 - 10:36 PM

Rangers avoided arbitration with RHP Alexi Ogando by agreeing to a one-year, $2.625 million contract.

It's a nice raise for Ogando, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time. The 30-year-old posted a 3.11 ERA over 104 1/3 innings in 2013 and is expected to be used in a starting role in 2014.
Jan 17 - 1:37 PM

Alexi Ogando gave up three runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Friday.

Ogando allowed eight hits and three walks, but managed to keep the Rangers in the game. The 29-year-old has been solid when healthy this year, posting a 3.04 ERA and 72/39 K/BB ratio over 103 2/3 innings. He should be worth a late-round flier in mixed leagues if he has a rotation spot in 2014.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 11:50:00 PM

Alexi Ogando allowed just two hits over seven scoreless innings Sunday against the Royals.

Ogando was slated to throw 80-85 pitches today, so he couldn't be penciled in for more than six innings at the most. Instead, he got through seven in just 77 pitches in his second start back in the rotation. Since coming off the DL, he's allowed one run and five hits in 18 innings.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Alexi Ogando allowed one run on two hits over five innings in a win over the Rays on Tuesday.

Ogando was making his first start since August 13, as he'd been pitching in relief since returning from the disabled list in early September. It was a good one, as he gave up just a solo home run to Jose Lobaton for the only Rays run on the night. He'll continue to get stretched out -- he needed just 69 pitches to get through those five innings -- and should get a few more starts before the season ends. His next should come Sunday at the Royals.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 10:10:00 PM

Alexi Ogando will start Tuesday's game against the Rays.

Nick Tepesch was the other option, but the Rangers will give Ogando a shot in what will be his first start since August 13. He'll be limited to 3-4 innings, so Tepesch will probably wind up pitching, anyway. Ogando can be avoided for streaming purposes.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 10:50:00 PM

Alexi Ogando could be an option to enter the Rangers' rotation next Tuesday when they need a fifth starter.

The Rangers had indicated that Ogando would likely be used as a reliever down the stretch simply because they wouldn't have time to stretch him out. But Ogando has thrown 2 1/3 scoreless relief innings since returning and it's possible the club will reverse course and make him the fifth starter. "I wouldn't be shocked if Ogando starts a game and I wouldn't be shocked if he didn't start a game," manager Ron Washington said. "Ogando has always been a candidate to start, but he just came off the disabled list. He's got to face hitters and then we'll make a decision."
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 08:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Robinson Chirinos
3J.P. Arencibia
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Jurickson Profar
2Donnie Murphy
3Josh Wilson
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Michael Choice
RF1Alex Rios
2Dan Robertson
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Tanner Scheppers
5Martin Perez
6Colby Lewis
7Robbie Ross
8Joe Saunders
9Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Alexi Ogando
3Neal Cotts
4Jason Frasor
5Shawn Tolleson
6Joseph Ortiz
7Pedro Figueroa
8Aaron Poreda