Ogando, Uehara near activation from DL

Ogando, Uehara near activation from DL

SEATTLE -- The Rangers will activate reliever Alexi Ogando off the disabled list Tuesday, manager Ron Washington said. Koji Uehara could also be activated as well.

"We haven't totally committed to that but there is a possibility they both will be here Tuesday," Washington said.

Ogando, who has been on the disabled list since June 12 with a strained right groin muscle, has thrown three scoreless innings over two rehab assignment outings at Triple-A Round Rock. Uehara threw one scoreless inning on Saturday night as well without any problem.

"He threw the ball well and loaded up the strike zone," Washington said. "The possibility is good he will be here as well."

Washington said that when Ogando and Uehara return, they will step right in to their old roles as right-handed setup relievers. Ogando usually pitches in the seventh and eighth and Uehara usually pitches in the sixth or seventh. Washington also said Ogando is ready to pitch multiple innings again.

The Rangers also are planning on activating Colby Lewis on Wednesday to start against the Athletics. He has been sidelined with inflammation in his right elbow.