Ogando a go for Friday's start vs. Angels

Ogando a go for Friday's start vs. Angels

ARLINGTON -- Rangers starter Alexi Ogando is still set for Friday's game against the Angels, and he has reported no problems with the blister on his right index finger.

"Yeah, I'm ready," Ogando said simply.

Ogando has discussed his problems with blisters that go back to last season with Rangers team president Nolan Ryan, who dealt with them throughout his career. Ryan has suggested several remedies, including using pickle juice.

Manager Ron Washington said Ogando's blister has improved greatly after skipping his start on Sunday.

"It looks good," Washington said. "The best it's been. Where that will lead, we'll see."