Rangers discussing Ogando options

Rangers discussing Ogando options

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers plan to discuss various options with pitcher Alexi Ogando. Right now, manager Ron Washington said the Rangers are planning on him making his next start on Friday against the Marlins.

The club could push Ogando back to Saturday to give him an extra day of rest. The Rangers could also skip him in the rotation and let David Bush make a spot start.

"We're certainly discussing a lot of things," Washington said. "We haven't put any plan in place yet. Right now, he's going to get his next start."

Ogando switched from the bullpen to the rotation this season, and was 7-0 with a 2.10 ERA in his first 12 starts. He is 0-3 with a 9.31 ERA in his last three starts. Washington said one option not being discussed is moving Ogando back to the bullpen.

He may get extra rest, but the Rangers, at this time, intend to keep Ogando in the rotation.

"It doesn't have anything to do with the bullpen," Washington said. "We have a few days to come together on something."