Ogando prepared for the heat

Ogando prepared for the heat

Ogando prepared for the heat
ARLINGTON -- Rangers pitcher Alexi Ogando is from the tropical Dominican Republic, and he has spent a year pitching in Texas. He understands pitching in the heat. He just wasn't prepared for the humidity last Sunday in Atlanta.

"Atlanta was more humid, believe me," Ogando said. "I just didn't drink enough liquids."

Ogando will pitch on Saturday afternoon against the Mets, and it will be his first start since getting dehydrated during his five-inning, 105-pitch outing against the Braves.

"I'll be ready," Ogando said. "You never know what's going to happen to me on the mound, but what happened to me in Atlanta is not going to happen tomorrow."

Catcher Yorvit Torrealba also got dehydrated on Sunday in Atlanta. He will be behind the plate on Saturday, but manager Ron Washington said Taylor Teagarden will catch on Sunday.