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Ogando returning to rotation Saturday

Ogando returning to rotation Saturday

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Ogando returning to rotation Saturday
ST. PETERSBURG -- Rangers manager Ron Washington said Alexi Ogando will start on Saturday at home against the Athletics.

The start will be the first for Ogando since he surrendered three runs on five hits in 2 2/3 innings of the Rangers' 4-1 loss to the Rays on Aug. 31.

Washington said he was pleased with the way Ogando looked during his one inning of relief work against the Rays on Monday, in which the 27-year-old right-hander gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning.

"After the early fastballs that were up, he looked sharp with his changeup, sliders, and he started getting his fastball down," Washington said.

The Rangers used Scott Feldman in Ogando's place in the rotation on Monday so he could take a mental break. Feldman allowed four runs in the Rangers' 5-1 loss to the Rays.

In his first full season, Ogando s 12-7 with a 3.68 ERA in 26 starts, but he is 2-3 with a 6.75 ERA over his last seven starts.

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