Rangers keeping Ogando on schedule

Rangers keeping Ogando on schedule

Rangers keeping Ogando on schedule
ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are sticking with their current rotation, which means Alexi Ogando is still scheduled to pitch Wednesday against the Orioles and Derek Holland on Thursday against the Athletics.

A three-game losing streak had the Rangers considering the possibility of temporarily taking Ogando out of the rotation until after the All-Star break. But that idea appears to be scrubbed after Ogando allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a 15-5 victory over the Marlins on Friday.

"Right now, he's pitching," manager Ron Washington said. "We haven't sat down and talked about it or made any decision. Our plan is to give him another start."

Holland was a candidate to come out of the rotation after allowing five runs in two-thirds of an inning on Saturday against the Marlins. But the Rangers are sending him back out there on Thursday.

"I don't see any reason why he shouldn't," Washington said.

The Rangers do have an option. They could recall Scott Feldman, who is 2-0 with a 3.23 ERA in six Minor League starts, off the disabled list. But right now the plan is for Feldman to make another rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

Tommy Hunter will remain in the bullpen, where he can be used in a variety of roles. He was used in long relief on Saturday night after Holland came out, allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings.

"He can do whatever," Washington said. "We needed him last night."