(NEW YORK) — Texas Rangers starting pitcher Alexi Ogando’s return to the team’s rotation lasted just one start, as the team has placed him on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
Ogando missed three weeks because of right bicep tendonitis. The team played it safe and placed Ogando on the disabled list. He returned to the mound last Wednesday and gave up just one earned run in 5 2/3 innings pitched.
This is just the latest setback for Ogando, who was making the permanent transition from the bullpen to the starting rotation. He spent two of the previous three seasons as a reliever.
In 10 starts for the Rangers, the 29-year-old Ogando is 4-2 with a 2.93 ERA.
Replacing Ogando in the rotation will be Josh Lindblom. While Lindblom has pitched well in the minors this season, Lindblom’s lone start with the Rangers this season ended poorly. Lindblom gave up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched.
Despite not having Ogando for the bulk of the season, the Rangers are still ranked seventh in Major League Baseball in team ERA.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com