Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers activated pitcher Alexi
Ogando from the 15-day disabled list and named him the starter for Tuesday's
matchup with the New York Yankees.
Ogando was placed on the DL on June 9, retroactive to June 6, with right
shoulder inflammation after striking out six and yielding just one run over 5
2/3 innings in a June 5 no-decision against Boston.
The 26-year-old right-hander made three rehab starts at Triple-A Round Rock
and went 0-1 with a 6.23 earned run average. Over 10 starts with Texas prior
to the injury, Ogando went 4-2 with a 2.93 ERA.
Texas also added pitcher Matt Garza to the active roster Tuesday, one day
after acquiring the right-hander from the Chicago Cubs. Garza, who went 6-1
with a 3.17 ERA over 11 starts for the Cubs, is slated to make his Rangers
debut Wednesday when he starts the third contest of a four-game set against
To make room for Ogando and Garza, Texas optioned pitchers Cory Burns and
Joseph Ortiz to Round Rock.
Burns has gone 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in nine relief appearances over two stints
with Texas this season.
Ortiz has gone 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA over 25 relief outings in three stints with
the Rangers this season, his first major league action.
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