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Alexi Ogando | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Apr 1 - 4:59 PM

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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.
Jan 30 - 7:12 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.
Jan 30 - 3:50 PM

Jason Beck of MLB.com 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.
Jan 13 - 12:19 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.
Jan 13 - 8:58 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 GammonsDaily.com 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.
Jan 12 - 11:17 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
Jan 11 - 12:22 PM

Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily.com reports that two dozen teams are expected to watch Alexi Ogando throw in Tampa, Florida on Friday.

Ogando is looking for a new home after being non-tendered by the Rangers last month. It's really just a question about health with him, as he has a career 3.35 ERA but was plagued by elbow issues last season. Ogando is capable of both starting and relieving.
Jan 9 - 12:35 PM

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Orioles could be the landing spot for free agent right-hander Alexi Ogando.

It's unclear whether Sullivan is merely speculating or if the Orioles are in serious talks with Ogando, but plenty of teams should be willing to take a chance on him. The 25-year-old was limited to just 25 innings this past season due to elbow issues, but he has been effective in the past.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:38:00 PM

Rangers non-tendered RHP Alexi Ogando.

General manager Jon Daniels said last month that he expected to tender Ogando a contract, but evidently he had a change of heart. The right-hander was highly effective before this past season, when he held a 6.84 ERA while being limited to just 25 innings due to elbow issues. If he's healthy, Ogando will be a part of someone's staff, whether it's as a starter or reliever.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 10:39:00 PM

Alexi Ogando will not pitch in the Dominican Republic Winter League as originally planned.

No reason was given for the change, but the Rangers could had just decided to give Ogando extra rest after he was limited to just 25 innings this season due to elbow issues. The right-hander is arbitration-eligible again this offseason.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that he doesn't expect to non-tender Alexi Ogando.

The idea has been speculated, as Ogando threw just 25 innings this season due to elbow issues and is due a raise from his $2.625 million salary. However, the Rangers are apparently willing to gamble on his health. The 31-year-old could pitch in a winter game in the Dominican Republic prior to Thanksgiving.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Rangers activated RHP Alexi Ogando from the 60-day disabled list.

Ogando didn't pitch after June 3 due to inflammation and ligament "wear and tear" in his right elbow, but he recently resumed throwing bullpen sessions in the Dominican Republic. The 31-year-old could be a non-tender candidate this winter.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Rangers transfer RHP Alexi Ogando to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move used to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Mike Carp who was acquired from the Red Sox on Sunday. With each passing day, the likelihood of Ogando returning this season decreases.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Rangers transfer RHP Alexi Ogando to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move used to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Mike Carp who was acquired from the Red Sox on Sunday. With each passing day, the likelihood of Ogando returning this season decreases.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Sandy Leon
3Ryan Hanigan
4Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Junichi Tazawa
3Craig Breslow
4Alexi Ogando
5Matt Barnes
6Tommy Layne
7Steven Wright
8Brandon Workman
9Robbie Ross